Gender in armed conflict : the dimension of sexual violence
Wolfgang S. Heinz and Judith Kaiser
From Cold War to cyber war : the evolution of the international law of peace and armed conflict over the last 25 years
London [etc.] : Springer, 2016
In this contribution, Wolfgang Heinz and Judith Kaiser highlight the issue of sexual violence in armed conflict. The authors give an overview of the relevant legal regime and highlight existing activities at the international and regional level. They particularly stress the importance of, and at the same time the difficulty with, monitoring rights violations in this particular field. They identify, as one of the key remaining difficulties, the urgent need to integrate respect for standards in this field more effectively during all stage of a conflict.