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Tactical Rape in War and ConflictInternational Recognition and Response$
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Brenda Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326694

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326694.001.0001

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Critical commentary

Critical commentary

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(p.77) Four Critical commentary
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Tactical Rape in War and Conflict
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Brenda Fitzpatrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326694.003.0004

This chapter reviews feminist analysis and reservations and concerns regarding tactical rape and the gendered content and processes of international human rights and humanitarian law. Reservations regarding the negative impact of adversarial court proceedings are highlighted. It considers definitions of rape under international law, of genocide and ethnic cleansing and the role of the concept of Responsibility to protect. The efficacy of the International Criminal Court is assessed. The chapter analyses how existing law can be applied to tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict.

Keywords:   tactical rape, gendered law, international criminal court, genocide, ethnic cleansing, feminist analysis

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