Treatment of sexual violence in armed conflicts : a historical perspective and the way forward
Sexual violence as an international crime : interdisciplinary approaches
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2012
Before looking at major recent developments in international criminal law and procedure, one should not overlook the developments in criminalizing and prosecuting sexual violent prior to the 1990s. Although these developments were not always far-reaching or the prohibitions on sexual violence non-existent or vaguely worded, they did lay the groundwork for recognition of these crimes in the 1990s. This chapter elaborates on these developments up to WWII, while also looking already to the challenges ahead.