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A Topical Digest of Case Law Related to the Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

With support from the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, the Gender and International Criminal Law Project created a topical digest, focused on the issues most prominently reflected in conflict-related SGV jurisprudence coming out of Bosnian courts, in order to provide local justice system actors with a resource in which they could easily access the key holdings on those issues in one document. The digest includes selected case law from the ICTY, ICTR, SCSL, ICC, and ECHR as well as from the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cantonal and district courts. Topics include: how rape is defined, including the element of coercion in the definition of rape and the element of consent in the definition of rape; the elements of rape tried as international crimes, including rape as an act of genocide, rape or sexual violence as the crime against humanity of persecution, and rape as torture; and procedural issues such as whether corroboration of SGV victims’ testimony is required and how courts have addressed issues related to SGV victims’ credibility. The Table of Contents provides a thorough guide to the cases covered in the digest and the pages where excerpts of those cases can be found. The Table of Authorities provides a full citation for each of the documents cited throughout the topical digest. We hope users find this resource helpful in their efforts to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes.Click here to download a PDF of “A Topical Digest of Case Law Related to the Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Vioilence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

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