The Need for Greater Regional Protection for the Human Rights of Women: The Cases of Rape in Bosnia and Guatemala


Splittgerber, Scott. 1997. “The Need for Greater Regional Protection for the Human Rights of Women: The Cases of Rape in Bosnia and Guatemala.” Wisconsin International Law Journal 15 (1): 185-227.

Author: Scott Splittgerber


This comment contends that the creation of regional organizations will help prevent the violation of human rights of women. Splittgerber argues that these organizations potentially can create more binding norms than a system under the UN. The comment takes into account feminist critiques of current international legal approaches to this problem and as well as the recourse for victims of these crimes in Europe and in the Americas. Splittgerber also studies the cases of mass rape in Bosnia and Guatemala, and concludes that redefining legal norms will help prevent such atrocities in the future.

Topics: Gender, Women, International Law, Rights, Human Rights, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against Women Regions: Central America, Europe, Balkans, Eastern Europe Countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Guatemala

Year: 1997

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