Criminalizing of Sexual Violence in International Criminal Law



Sexual violence specially against hundreds of thousands of the women and children throughout the world is a bitter fact. The sexual violence is often used as a war tactic to destroy the national pride and dignity during the history that affects not only victim but also his society which leads to destruction of their culture and identity. The sexual violence is a term wider than rape, covers different cases and has been considered in the  international treaties related to armed conflicts as well as judgments of the International Criminal Tribunals like former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals during a process as an international crime which has several criminal subjects.