n African Human Rights Law Journal - Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa : protection of women from sexual violence during armed conflict : focus on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



Sexual violence during armed conflict is prohibited by international humanitarian law. International tribunals have held that sexual violence can constitute torture, crimes against humanity and genocide. The Protocol on the Rights of Women deals quite extensively with the protection of women in armed conflicts. However, there are no clear guidelines for states on how to implement these obligations.

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