By Debra B. Bergoffen
Rape, typically a wreck of struggle, grew to become a weapon of conflict within the ethnic detoxification crusade in Bosnia. The ICTY Kunarac courtroom spoke back via reworking wartime rape from an overlooked crime right into a crime opposed to humanity. In its judgment, the courtroom argued that the rapists violated the Muslim women’s correct to sexual self-determination. saying this correct to sexual integrity, the courtroom remodeled women’s vulnerability from a call for participation to abuse right into a mark of human dignity. This shut interpreting of the trial, guided through the phenomenological subject matters of the lived physique and ambiguity, feminist reviews of the independent topic and the liberal sexual/social agreement, serious criminal conception tests of human rights legislation and associations, and psychoanalytic analyses of the politics of wish, argues that the court docket, by way of validating women’s epistemic authority (their correct to set up the that means in their event of rape) and putting forward the honor of the weak physique (thereby dethroning the self sustaining physique because the embodiment of dignity), exhibits us that human rights tools can be utilized to strive against the epidemic of wartime rape in the event that they are learn as de-legitimating the authority of the masculine independent topic and the gender codes it anchors.
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Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape: Affirming the Dignity of the Vulnerable Body (Routledge Research in Gender and Society) by Debra B. Bergoffen