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Summary Of Achievements And Problems

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This chapter analyzes the current situation from the perspective of the existing crime categories in the Rome Statute. First, It analyzes the way that sex crimes are included in the framework of the crime categories of "crime against humanity" and "war crimes" that are "other serious violations" of the laws of war, and it discusses their absence from the list of "war crimes" that are "grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions". The chapter describes the crime of "genocide" and the decision of the Rome Statute to leave sex crimes and the group of gender out of this crime category. It demonstrates that certain aspects of sexual offenses are likely to meet the requirements of all of the crime categories that exist today in international law. The chapter attempts to propose a new crime category, which would be recognized alongside the traditional crime categories.

Keywords: genocide; international law; Rome Statute; sex crimes



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