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Gender and War

International and Transitional Justice Perspectives

Book | 1st edition 2019 | World | Solange Mouthaan, Olga Jurasz

This book explores and challenges common assumptions about gender, conflict, and post-conflict situations. It critically examines the gendered aspects of international and transitional justice processes by subverting traditional understandings of how wars are waged, the power dynamics involved, and the experiences of victims. The book also highlights the gendered stereotypes that underpin the (mis)perceptions about gender and war in order to reveal the multi-dimensional nature of modern conflicts and their aftermaths.

Featuring contributions from academics in law, criminology, international relations, politics and psychology, as well as legal practitioners in the field, Gender and War offers a unique and multi-disciplinary insight into contemporary understandings of conflict and explores the potential for international and transitional justice processes to evolve in order to better acknowledge diverse and gendered experiences of modern conflicts.

This book provides the reader with international and interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of international law, conflict, gender and transitional justice.

Solange Mouthaan is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. Her research interests focus on the gendered experiences of children affected by armed conflict and the restrictive interpretation of international criminal law in this area.

Olga Jurasz is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the Open University and works in the fields of international law, human rights, gender-based violence and gender and post-conflict reconstruction.

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780686868 / 9781780688466
Weight 650 g
Status Available
Number of pages xx + 362 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Feb 22, 2019
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of contents and preliminary pages
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Women's Involvement in Armed Conflict
  • How and Why Women Participate in Armed Conflict
  • Female Perpetrators in the Former Yugoslav Republic and Rwanda
  • Female War Crime Perpetrators in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Part II. Men and Children's Experiences of Armed Conflict
  • Towards a Gender Analysis of Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict
  • Children and Armed Conflict
  • Part III. Gendered Experiences of International Criminal Justice
  • Gender, Enslavement and War Economies in Sierra Leone
  • Male Victims and Female Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes in the International Criminal Court
  • Reparations for Gendered Harms at the International Criminal Court
  • Part IV. Gendered Experiences of Transitional Justice
  • Children in Transitional Justice Processes
  • Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Kosovo
  • Staying the Course
  • Part V. Conclusions
  • Conclusions