Unrecognized Victims: Sexual Violence Against Men in Conflict Settings Under International Law

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Unrecognized Victims: Sexual Violence Against Men in Conflict Settings Under International Law

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Dustin Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T19:24:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Dustin Lewis, Unrecognized Victims: Sexual Violence Against Men in Conflict Settings Under International Law, 27 Wis. Int'l L.J. 1 (2009). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0743-7951 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9823975
dc.description.abstract This article casts light on the international law aspects of a largely unrecognized occurrence in armed conflict: sexual violence against men. The article discusses causes and consequences of such violence, and assesses pertinent aspects of international law. The article argues that, to reduce and prevent sexual violence against men in conflict settings, international law should be interpreted, applied, and enforced in ways that delegitimize the prejudicial and discriminatory conceptions of gender, sex, and (homo)sexuality that often fuel such violence in the first place. Toward this aim, the article highlights why it is necessary to use a definition of sexual violence that encompasses, among other things, violence targeting an individual's imputed, perceived, or actual sexuality. In addition, the article provides a prosecution roadmap, sketching the conventional and jurisprudential standards for sexual violence to be prosecuted as a constituent element of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The article concludes by suggesting two additional ways to enhance protection: treaty drafters should explicitly recognize men as a class of victims, and a postulated jus cogens norm should be expanded to include all forms of sexual violence against men, women, and children. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Wisconsin en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://hosted.law.wisc.edu/wordpress/wilj/volume-27/ en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://papers.ssrn.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1404574 en_US
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dc.title Unrecognized Victims: Sexual Violence Against Men in Conflict Settings Under International Law en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Wisconsin International Law Journal en_US
dash.depositing.author Lewis, Dustin Andrew
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T19:24:00Z

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