Gender Crimes Jurisprudence in the ICTR: Positive Developments


Askin, Kelly Dawn. 2005. “Gender Crimes Jurisprudence in the ICTR: Positive Developments.” Journal of International Criminal Justice 3 (4): 1007–18.

Author: Kelly D. Askin


Considering the magnitude of rape and other sexual crimes perpetrated during the Rwandan genocide, gender crimes prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) have been inadequate so far. Nonetheless, the ICTR case law must be commended for the impulse given, with and after Akayesu, to the criminalization and punishment of gender-related violence. This paper points to the achievements of the ICTR case law in this respect.

Topics: Gender, Gender-Based Violence, Genocide, International Law, International Criminal Law, Justice, International Tribunals & Special Courts, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa Countries: Rwanda

Year: 2005

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