Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447326700 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447326694 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Tactical Rape in War and Conflict

International Recognition and Response

Brenda Fitzpatrick

Tactical Rape in War and Conflict

Brenda Fitzpatrick

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447326700 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447326694 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war and genocide is not just a serious human rights issue, but also a threat to international and individual security. The first book to analyze rape as an act of war against civilians, Brenda Fitzpatrick’s groundbreaking study highlights both these horrors and the international progress away from tacit acceptance to active rejection. Exploring historical international responses to sexual violence in war, defining the theoretical terms and legal developments behind the United Nations Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security, and detailing emerging international law in this area, Tactical Rape in War and Conflict identifies best practices that will be essential reading for nongovernmental agencies as well as humanitarian and international law practitioners. Also including powerful testimonies from victims, this book will force us to move beyond accepting rape in war as an inevitable evil to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states, and the international community at large.
Contents
Introduction;
Tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict;
The context;
Critical commentary;
Tactical rape in the former Yugoslavia;
Tactical rape and genocide in Rwanda;
UNSCR 1325;
After UNSCR 1325 at the UNSC;
Women and security;
Significant progress and ongoing challenges;
Bibliography
Review Quotes
Victoria Canning, The Open University
"Meticulously details the strengths and limitations of international responses to rape in war. Fitzpatrick’s analysis is clear: rape in conflict is not inevitable, but a deliberate strategy to control and dehumanize."
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