Gender Crimes Jurisprudence in the ICTR

Authored by: Kelly D. Askin

Categories: Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: International Law, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Transitional Justice
Country: Rwanda
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2005
Citation: Askin, Kelly D. "Gender Crimes Jurisprudence in the ICTR." Journal of International Criminal Justice 3, no. 4 (2005): 1007-1018.

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Considering the magnitude of rape and other sexual crimes perpetrated during the Rwandan genocide, gender crimes prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) have been inadequate so far. Nonetheless, the ICTR case law must be commended for the impulse given, with and after Akayesu, to the criminalization and punishment of gender-related violence. This paper points to the achievements of the ICTR case law in this respect.