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
Date Written: 2010
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
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