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Transitional justice and women, peace and security: a critical reading of the EU framework

Martin de Almagro, Maria (2017) Transitional justice and women, peace and security: a critical reading of the EU framework. LSE Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series (5/2017). Centre for Women Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The European Parliament awarded its prestigious Sakharov Prize in October 2016 to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Islamic State militias. Some months before, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its landmark conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba for his responsibility as commander-in-chief for sexual and gender-based violence committed by his troops in the Central African Republic. Both events are evidence of the increasing awareness at the European Union (EU), and internationally, about the need to amplify women’s experiences of violence and their claims to justice. In Guatemala, for example, a court recently convicted two former military officers for crimes against humanity for having enslaved, raped and sexually abused 11 indigenous Q’eqchi’ women at the Sepur Zarco military base during the armed conflict in Guatemala.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/working-paper-series/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Women, Peace and Security
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 00:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85988

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