Where does international criminal law stand when it comes to sexual and gender-based violence?

Uma, Saumya (2021) Where does international criminal law stand when it comes to sexual and gender-based violence? The Wire.

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This is the fifth in a series of eight articles on the International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute creating the ICC entered into force on July 1, 2002 and the court is now in its 20th year. To mark the occasion, The Wire published a series of articles evaluating its performance over the past two decades. The Wire is a renowned and credible online newspaper/magazine that is non-profit and independent. This fifth article examines how the International Criminal Court has addressed the crimes of sexual and gender-based violence, both as a war crime and a crime against humanity. It argues that despite confirmation of charges of sexual and gender-based violence against women and men, the ICC has thus far had a poor track record in convicting suspects for these crimes. Hence, the article concludes that the ICC has considerable work ahead in inspiring the confidence of victims and survivors, that it is a credible institution that will end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence.

Item Type: Article in News Papers and Magazine
Keywords: Sexual violence | Gender-based violence | International Criminal Court | Justice | Accountability | Victims | Survivors | Rape
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2022 05:45
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2022 05:45
Official URL: https://thewire.in/rights/where-does-international...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/5263


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