Sexual violence is a particular brand of evil that women have endured-more than men-during armed conflicts, through the ages. It is a menace that has continued to challenge the conscience of humanity-especially in our times. At the international level, basic laws aimed at preventing it are t in short supply. What is needed is a more conscious determination to enforce existing laws. This book explores ways of doing just that; thereby shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts.
Chile Eboe-Osuji, LLD, is a barrister in Nigeria and Canada. He has an extensive record of experience and scholarship in applied international criminal law and international human rights law. This book was finalised during his successive positions as the Head of Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Arusha, 2010) and as the Legal Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva, 2011).