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The Foca Rape Case

in Justice in the Balkans

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780226312286
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226312309 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226312309.003.0008
The Foca Rape Case

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This chapter discusses the establishment of rape houses and conditions of sexual enslavement in the area of Foca, in the southern part of Bosnia. This case began within a week of the Srebrenica genocide case in mid-March 2000. The Srebrenica and Foca cases broke new ground in crucial areas of international criminal law that the Tadic case initially raised but failed to successfully address in the ICT's first trial. The Srebrenica and Foca cases represented two different parts of the effort to achieve a Greater Serbia by means of the ethnic cleansing of strategic areas in Bosnia and later Kosovo. Hence, the power of such experiences is reflected in the growth and maturation of the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and its linkages into the wider emerging field of international humanitarian and criminal law.

Keywords: rape houses; sexual enslavement; Foca case; international criminal law; genocide

Chapter.  12739 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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