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Sexual violence against women in armed conflicts: standard responses and new ideas

Zinsstag, Estelle



This article aims to assess ways in which different justice schemes may operate together for an improved legal and political response to victims of sexual crimes in the aftermath of armed conflicts. The article will briefly present the problem of sexual violence against women in armed conflict. It will then consider the evolution of criminal justice in regard to this crime, the results of recent attempts to implement truth and reconciliation processes, as well as briefly assess reparation schemes. Finally it will suggest a series of measures for coordinating the various schemes of justice in a way that guarantees women's rights in the aftermath of a conflict.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 23, 2006
Publication Date 2006-01
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2022
Journal Social Policy and Society
Print ISSN 1474-7464
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 1
Pages 137-148
Keywords sexual violence; armed conflicts; criminal justice; restorative justice
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