Sexual Offenses in International Criminal Law
Edited by: Donja de Ruiter
In national criminal law, rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse by one person against another person without the other person's consent. When it becomes part of a widespread and systematic practice, rape - as well as sexual slavery - is recognized as a crime against humanity and a war crime. Rape is also recognized as an element of the crime of genocide when committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a targeted ethnic group. The book examines the case law of international criminal Tribunals and provides for a digest of cases related to this crime.
Publication Date: 3/28/2011