Conflict-related male sexual violence and the international criminal jurisprudence
Patricia Viseur Sellers and Leo C. Nwoye
Sexual violence against men in global politics
London ; New York : Routledge, 2018
Bibliographie : p. 234-235
Conflict-related male sexual violence (CRMSV) seldom is redressed at international courts. When intermittent adjudication of CRMSV does occur, it evinces neither a defined prosecutorial strategy nor a uniform judicial approach. The authors aver that CRMSV simultaneously benefits from the current innovations in the redress of sexual violence under international criminal law yet suffers from an inconsistent legal focus. In response, this chapter proposes a survey of the legally significant, yet insufficient and unevenly developed CRMSV jurisprudence rendered by the modern international courts. This survey highlights pertinent legal decisions about CRMSV whether as a war crime, a crime against humanity, or a component of genocide. Complex and strategic choices about which charges to bring, what facts to submit before the Trial Chamber, and how to interpret physical and psychological CRMSB evidence are of particular importance.