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Sex and international tribunals : the erasure of gender from the war narrative

Author: Chiseche Salome Mibenge
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before the twenty-first century, there was little legal precedent for the prosecution of sexual violence as a war crime. Now, international tribunals have the potential to help make sense of political violence against both men and women; they have the power to uphold victims' claims and to convict the leaders and choreographers of systematic atrocity. However, by privileging certain accounts of violence over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chiseche Salome Mibenge
ISBN: 9780812245189 0812245180
OCLC Number: 836557819
Description: 237 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Gender and violence in the market and beyond --
The women were not raped: gender and violence in Butare-Ville --
All the women were raped: gender and violence in Rwanda --
All men rape: gender and violence in Sierra Leone --
All women are slaves: insiders and outsiders to gender and violence --
Conclusion: There are no raped women here.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Chiseche Salome Mibenge.

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Chiseche Salome Mibenge applies stringent analysis to the humanitarian but flawed legal narratives of sexual violence in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, calling for more nuanced analysis of how gender  Read more...

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