International Human Rights, Criminal Law and the Women , Peace and Security Agenda

Authored by: Christine Chinkin

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: International Law, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2018
Citation: Chinkin, Christine. International Human Rights, Criminal Law and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Report. December 2018.

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This paper reflects upon the interplay between international human rights law and criminal law – both national and international – through the international legal regimes that have evolved for combating gender-based violence against women, in peacetime and in conflict, and human trafficking, especially of women and girls. The different trajectories of these two legal regimes are newly associated through the UN Security Council’s recognition that sexual violence against women as a tactic of war and human trafficking in conflict constitute threats to international peace and security and accordingly come within the Council’s responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.