Learning Our Lessons? The Rwanda Tribunal Record on Prosecuting Rape

RETHINKING RAPE LAW: INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES, pp. 61-75, Clare McGlynn, Vanessa E. Munro, eds., Abingdon, Glasshouse/Routledge, 2010

15 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2011

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Doris Buss

Carleton University - Department of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This chapter considers the mixed record of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting sexual violence crimes. The first section of the paper outlines the Tribunal's record on sexual violence. In the next section, I examine some of the institutional failings identified by Tribunal watchers, drawing on individual cases as illustrations. I then consider in the final section how the Tribunal record on rape prosecutions can be read differently. My aim is to consider the different factors that ought to shape how the Tribunal's legacy is understood.

Keywords: International criminal law, rape, Rwanda Tribunal

Suggested Citation

Buss, Doris, Learning Our Lessons? The Rwanda Tribunal Record on Prosecuting Rape (2010). RETHINKING RAPE LAW: INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES, pp. 61-75, Clare McGlynn, Vanessa E. Munro, eds., Abingdon, Glasshouse/Routledge, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736092

Doris Buss (Contact Author)

Carleton University - Department of Law ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

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