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Building National and Regional Accountability for Conflict Related Sexual Violence: From Prosecutions in the Former Yugoslavia to the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights

Campbell, Kirsten. 2018. Building National and Regional Accountability for Conflict Related Sexual Violence: From Prosecutions in the Former Yugoslavia to the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights. International Human Rights Law Review, 7(2), pp. 201-224. ISSN 2213-1027 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights (acjhpr) will include international crimes of conflict-related sexual violence (crsv). This article explores the challenges the Court is likely to face in building regional and national accountability for crsv, by considering the lessons that might be learnt from the experiences of the former Yugoslavia in prosecuting these crimes. The article focuses on the two key challenges of developing ‘best practice’ within regional and national courts, and of linking these prosecutions to peace processes and post-conflict reconstruction. To address these challenges, the article argues for a ‘gender justice framework’ of guiding principles to ensure effective and equitable crsv prosecutions.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1163/22131035-00702001

Additional Information:

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007–2013)/ERC Grant Agreement n. 313626, as part of ‘The Gender of Justice’ Project (‘GoJ Project’).

Keywords:

African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights (acjhpr), conflict-related sexual violence (crsv), Former Yugoslavia, peace processes, post-conflict reconstruction, gender justice framework

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
11 October 2018Accepted
29 November 2018Published

Item ID:

25217

Date Deposited:

07 Dec 2018 11:42

Last Modified:

08 Dec 2018 11:15

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25217

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