Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm?
Ezeani, Elimma C.
Jones, Rhian Elin
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EZEANI, E. and JONES, R.E. 2016. Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm? RUW conference on women and society, 19-20 April 2016, Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain.
International rules and custom have not always out-rightly condemned and punished rape and sexual violence against women as a war crime. Its contemporary evolution under the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and its strategic inclusion in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is therefore of significance and demands continued support and protection. This paper examines Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) against women in conflict and the legal mechanisms of addressing these crimes in the modern responses under international criminal courts.