Commentaries provide expert analysis of cases and/or issues critical to understanding the development of international law with respect to sexual and gender-based violence. The commentaries may signal to users important institutional contexts in which the case was decided, the effect the case has (or has not had) on subsequent cases, or other noteworthy aspects of the case. They may also frame issues in the context of broader feminist discussions within the field of international criminal law more generally.

Here to Stay? Extended Liability for Joint Criminal Enterprise as a Tool for Prosecuting Mass SGBV Crimes

by Andrés Pérez from ASIL Insights, Volume 19, Issue 13 Cross-Posted with Permission from ASIL On September 29, 2014 it may have become considerably harder for civilian and military superiors to avoid criminal liability for mass sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) after a landmark conviction by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was affirmed […]

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Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative

The following is an excerpt from the above-titled book by Cheseche Salome Mibenge, who visited the Washington College of Law on November 11th at an event co-sponsored by the War Crimes Research Office, The American Red Cross and The Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Ms. Mibenge shared […]

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Opportunities and Challenges: Preparing for Accountability in Syria

The electronic collection of evidence in real-time, which is on the rise thanks to accessible platforms such as mobile phones and YouTube, has allowed the advocacy community to bring accounts of widespread suffering into homes across the globe in unprecedented and often deeply personal ways. Activists, victims, and survivors have used the ever-growing volume of […]

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