'Don't kill them, let's choose them as wives': the development of the crimes of forced marriage, sexual slavery and enforced prostitution in international criminal law

O'Brien, Melanie (2016) 'Don't kill them, let's choose them as wives': the development of the crimes of forced marriage, sexual slavery and enforced prostitution in international criminal law. The International Journal of Human Rights, 20 3: 386-406. doi:10.1080/13642987.2015.1091562


Author O'Brien, Melanie
Title 'Don't kill them, let's choose them as wives': the development of the crimes of forced marriage, sexual slavery and enforced prostitution in international criminal law
Journal name The International Journal of Human Rights   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-053X
1364-2987
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13642987.2015.1091562
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 386
End page 406
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Beyond rape, there are other crimes of sexual violence committed during armed conflicts, mass violence and genocide, including sexual slavery, enforced prostitution and forced marriage. This article explores the development in international criminal justice of these three crimes, comparing differences between the crimes, assessing any definitional overlap, and addressing challenges across jurisdictions. While there has been some development of jurisprudence in international criminal courts and tribunals, despite the extensive commission of these crimes in mass atrocities, there remains a lack of willingness by and to some extent inability of international courts and tribunals to address gender-based sexual offences. This article will conclude by confronting reasons behind this reluctance to ensure justice for female victims of sexual violence.
Keyword Sexual slavery
Forced marriage
Enforced prostitution
International criminal justice
Armed conflict
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 1 October 2015

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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