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This concluding chapter of this book discusses the use of rape as a weapon throughout history: rape for the purpose of "genocide", the systematic rape of a civilian population, rape as part of wartime activity, and rape simply for the sake of rape, while exploiting relationships of subordination during armed conflicts or other domestic political tension. The woman's body has been nationalized, expropriated, and turned into a battleground, an instrument for sprouting the victor's seed, for the soldiers' consolation and their physical relief. The author surveys how international law has related to sex crimes, from its origin through today. The chapter demonstrates that sex crimes can be included within each of the Rome Statute's existing crime categories, by interpreting "genocide" and "grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions" more broadly.

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



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