n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sexual offenses in armed conflict & international law, by Noélle NR Quénivet : book review

Volume 20, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



Recent empirical evidence suggests that sexual violence is increasingly becoming a phenomenon of armed conflict. There is a causal link between armed conflict and sexual violence: armed conflict results in casualties and many of those casualties tend to include women who have been sexually violated. The most documented atrocities committed against women during armed conflicts are those that occurred in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda in the early 1990s.

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