Forced Marriage: Rwanda’s Secret Revealed


Kalra, Monika Satya. 2001. “Forced Marriage: Rwanda’s Secret Revealed.” U.C. Davis Journal of International Law & Policy 7: 197.

Author: Monika Satya Kalra


The author of this article argues that the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) should charge forced marriage as a crime of sexual violence. Part I explores sexual violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide adn the phenomenon of forced marriage. Part II addresses the importance of charging perpetrators with the crime of forced marriage and the role the OTP has in ensuring justice is done. Finally, Partly III discusses the legal framework for prosecuting forced marriage under the ICTR Statute. Finally, Part IV offers recommendations for trying and investigating the crime (Women's Human Rights Resources Database). 

Topics: Genocide, International Law, International Criminal Law, Sexual Violence, SV against Women Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa Countries: Rwanda

Year: 2001

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