Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2014 Hannah E. Gardenswartz
In the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, one of the critical elements of the ethnic cleansing regimes was rape and impregnation of women. When the international justice system was created to criminally try the perpetrators of the atrocities, including the rape victims was a new development. Looking at the tribunals and court system from a gendered perspective reveals that the efforts to include rape victims have not taken into account their specific needs, stemming from their trauma. A critical look the ICTY and other criminal courts are presented, as well as recommendations for improving inclusivity and reconciliation.
Gardenswartz, Hannah E., "Reconstruction After Genocide: An Analysis of the Justice System for the Women Victims of Genocidal Rape in Post-Conflict Bosnia" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 557.