Gender crime prosecution and the ICTR legacy

Clair Duffy

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Abstract

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It is well documented that in times of armed conflict women and girls are subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence on a widespread basis. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 is a poignant example of this.

Throughout the Rwandan genocide, women and girls were raped, sexually mutilated, enslaved and brutalised. Often these horrific sexual assaults against women were accompanied by the slaughter of their children and other family members. Many women and girls were killed immediately after being sexually assaulted. Survivors often suffer devastating long term physical, mental, emotional and social consequences which affect both individuals and their communities. Many victims have subsequently died, or are dying, of HIV/AIDS related illnesses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Humanitarian Law Magazine
Volume2011
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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