EXCERPT: 

It is a sign of the gender blindness of IHL and ICL that until now, it was not clear whether the sexual abuse of children by members of their “own” armed group can, in fact, be a war crime.

By answering that question in the affirmative, the ICC Appeals Chamber has made an enormously important contribution to international criminal law.

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SEE ALSO:

ICC extends War Crimes of Rape and Sexual Slavery to Victims from Same Armed Forces as PerpetratorIn "International Criminal Law"

The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against MalesIn "IntLawGrrls"

Ntaganda surrenders in RwandaIn "Democratic Republic of the Congo"

 

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