Rape at Rome: Feminist Interventions in the Criminalization of Sex-Related Violence in Positive International Criminal Law

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Vol: 30, Issue: 1, Page: 1-123

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Halley, Janet
Feminism; Rape; Violence; Atrocities; Rome Statute; International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; International Criminal Court; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; Tribunals; War Crimes; Trials; Victimes; Women; Human Rights Law; Law and Gender; Military, War, and Peace; Organizations Law
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This Article examines the work of organized feminism in the formation of new international criminal tribunals over the course of the 1990s. It focuses on the statutes establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the International Criminal Court (ICC). It offers a description of the evolving organizational style of feminists involved in the legislative processes leading to the establishment of these courts, and a description of their reform agenda read against the outcomes in each court-establishing statute. At each stage, the Article counts up the feminist victories and defeats, giving (I hope) a clear picture of how "feminist" the resulting codes really are.