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Contextualizing Sexual Violence Committed During the War on Terror: A Historical Overview of International Accountability


Alexa Koenig


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law; University of San Francisco

Ryan S. Lincoln


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Lauren Groth


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

September 15, 2011

University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, p. 911, 2011

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This article examines the evolution of international norms pertaining to rape and sexual violence during armed conflict and political upheaval. It locates the recent perpetration of acts of rape and sexual violence committed during the War on Terror within this broader context and analyzes the challenges faced by domestic courts when, and if, they attempt to align their jurisprudence with international norms. The article gives specific attention to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court. Moreover, it explores the recent work by courts in Kenya and Uganda to develop a jurisprudential framework to facilitate prosecuting international crimes in the domestic context.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, War on Terror, Sexual Violence, Rape, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, International Criminal Court, Kenya

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Date posted: September 17, 2011 ; Last revised: September 20, 2011

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Koenig, Alexa and Lincoln, Ryan S. and Groth, Lauren, Contextualizing Sexual Violence Committed During the War on Terror: A Historical Overview of International Accountability (September 15, 2011). University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, p. 911, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1928169

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Alexa Koenig (Contact Author)
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
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University of San Francisco ( email )
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Ryan S. Lincoln
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States
Lauren Groth
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States
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