The Hidden Prevalence of Male Sexual Assault During War


Carlson, Eric Stener. 2006. “The Hidden Prevalence of Male Sexual Assault During War.” The British Journal of Criminology 46 (1): 16–25.

Author: Eric Stener Carlson


Sexual crimes against men are widespread and common in time of war, but are not prosecuted because of lack of evidence, beliefs on the part of the prosecutors that it does not count as rape, and views of it as not being a war crime. When possible, war crimes tribunals should prosecute these crimes in order to prevent them and maintain the tribunals' credibility.

Topics: Gender, Men, International Law, Justice, International Tribunals & Special Courts, War Crimes, Sexual Violence, SV against men

Year: 2006

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