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By Baron Serge Brammertz, Michelle Jarvis

Even supposing sexual violence directed at either women and men is a fact in lots of on-going conflicts through the global at the present time, responsibility for the perpetrators of such violence is still the exception instead of the guideline. whereas wisdom of the matter is turning out to be, more advantageous methods are urgently wanted for the research and prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence crimes. Upon its institution in 1993, the place of work of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the foreign felony Tribunal for the previous Yugoslavia (ICTY) started the hard job of prosecuting the perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence crimes, along the numerous different atrocities dedicated throughout the conflicts within the former Yugoslavia.

This booklet files the reviews, achievements, demanding situations, and basic insights of the OTP in prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence crimes on the ICTY over the last twenty years. It attracts on an in depth file of OTP documentation, court docket filings, trial shows, testimony, ICTY decisions, and different fabrics, in addition to interviews with present and previous OTP employees individuals. The authors offer a distinct analytical point of view at the stumbling blocks confronted in prioritizing, investigating, and prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence crimes. whereas ICTY has made nice strides in constructing foreign felony legislations during this zone, this quantity exposes the urgent desire for made up our minds and more and more subtle innovations so that it will triumph over the continuing hindrances in prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence crimes. The ebook provides concrete concepts to notify destiny paintings being performed on the nationwide and foreign degrees, together with that of the overseas felony court docket, overseas research commissions, and nations constructing transitional justice techniques. It presents an important source for investigators and felony attorneys, human rights fact-finders, coverage makers, rule of legislations specialists, and academics.

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131 Rule 72. . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . 131 Rule 88. . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . 118 Rules 90–93 . . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . 118 ICTR Rules of Procedure and Evidence Rule 34. . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . 31 Rule 96. . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . 31 ICTY Rules of Procedure and Evidence . . 17, 30 Rule 11bis . . . . . 53, 165–╉6, 346–╉7, 351–╉2, 353, 354–╉6, 368, 369, 370–╉1 Rule 11bis(A) .

First Instance Verdict (24 June 2015). . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . 365 Prosecutor of BiH v Mejakić, Gruban, Fuštar and Knežević, X-╉K RŽ-╉06/╉200 . . 316, 347, 350–╉1, 352 Indictment (7 July 2006) . . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . . 347–╉8, 350–╉1 First Instance Verdict (30 May 2008). . . . . . . . . å°“ . . . . . . . . . å°“ 351, 368, 369, 370–╉1 Second Instance Verdict (Delivered 16 February 2009, Published 16 July 2009).

Decision on Prosecution Request for Leave to Amend the Indictment (20 May 2004) . . . . 68 Decision on Prosecution Motion for a Ruling on the Admissibility of Evidence (24 May 2005). . . . . . . . . 尓 . . . . . . . . . 尓 . . . . . . . . . 尓 . , SCSL-╉04-╉15 Judgment (2 March 2009) . . . . . . . . . 尓 . . . . . . . . . 尓 . . . . . . . . . 尓 . . . 372 Prosecutor v Taylor, SCSL-╉03-╉01 Prosecution Sentencing Brief (3 May 2012) .

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