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Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, II Fundamentals of International Criminal Law, Gender-related Violence and International Criminal Law and Justice

Christine Chinkin

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 October 2020

The treatment of gender-related violence within ICL is inextricably tied up with the recognition of women’s rights as human rights, and the growing jurisprudence recognizing violence against women in non-armed conflict situations as human rights violations. Following from the Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi in 1985 women’s NGOs campaigned to have gender-based acts of violence against women recognized as abuses of human rights, a goal that was achieved at the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights in 1993.1 That Conference was held against the backdrop...
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