Sixty Years of Failing to Prosecute Sexual Crimes: From Raphaël Lemkin at Nuremberg to Lubanga at the International Criminal Court

@inproceedings{IrvinErickson2018SixtyYO,
  title={Sixty Years of Failing to Prosecute Sexual Crimes: From Rapha{\"e}l Lemkin at Nuremberg to Lubanga at the International Criminal Court},
  author={Douglas Irvin-Erickson},
  year={2018}
}
The trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is widely acknowledged as a landmark case in international criminal law. While the defendant was convicted of war crimes, he was cleared of charges for acts consistent with sexual crimes by the trial chamber, disappointing observers and human rights advocates who widely considered him to have facilitated mass rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This chapter argues that the two primary reasons why the prosecution… Expand
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