Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: Protection of Women from Sexual Violence during Armed Conflict


Dyani, Ntombizozuko, Ebenezer Durojaye, and Emezat H. Mengesha. 2006. “Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: Protection of Women from Sexual Violence during Armed Conflict.” African Human Rights Law Journal 6 (1): 166–87.

Authors: Ntombizozuko Dyani, Ebenezer Durojaye, Emezat H. Mengesha


Sexual violence during armed conflict is prohibited by international humanitarian law. International tribunals have held that sexual violence can constitute torture, crimes against humanity and genocide. The Protocol on the Rights of Women deals quite extensively with the protection of women in armed conflicts. However, there are no clear guidelines for states on how to implement these obligations.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Genocide, International Law, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Justice, Crimes against Humanity, International Tribunals & Special Courts, Rights, Human Rights, Sexual Violence, Torture Regions: Africa

Year: 2006

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