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Unrecognized Victims: Male Rape in Conflict Settings under International Criminal Law
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law. (Internationell Straffrätt)
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to explore the phenomenon of conflict related rape and how the institution of international criminal law recognizes such rape against men and boys. Through the systematization of provisions and case law from the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda this thesis will elucidate to what extent the legal framework and case law protect male victims of rape in conflict settings.

In order to present such regulatory categorization, this thesis will introduce various international as well as national sources related to rape and touch upon the complexity of rape as a phenomenon. It will furthermore analyze the theoretical and practical challenges connected to international criminal law as a legal technical construction. In addition, the general criminalization of rape, and the complexly various approaches taken in national as well as international law, will be discussed. The thesis will further detail the breadth and types of abuses pertaining to rape against men and boys in armed conflict and demonstrate the fact that male rape is a current issue and reject the notion that only women and girls are targeted of conflict related rape.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 143 p.
Keyword [en]
International Criminal Law, Male Rape, Rape, Rape in Conflict Settings, Rape as a war method, ICC, ICTR, ICTY
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302050OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302050DiVA: diva2:956136
Educational program
Law Programme
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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