Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The ICC and sexual and gender based crimes

On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a judgment in the case of Prosecutor v. Katanga.  Germain Katanga was acquitted of rape and sexual slavery, charged as crimes against humanity and as war crimes.  Katanga was found guilty, however, of other counts of murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property, and pillaging.  This verdict was the most recent failure of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to secure a conviction in the ICC for sexual or gender-based crimes.

So begins a discussion in the Harvard Law Review of "The Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, Policy Paper on Sexual andGender Based Crimes."  128 HARV. L. REV. 793 (2014).

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