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If rape was not made a top priority crime, then the prosecutors would end up without any witnesses. After a protracted period of time, the victims of rape now want to lead their lives without any interference, and are not interested in the proceedings of the tribunal. They are no longer willing to testify and are of the opinion that it is highly unlikely for them to obtain justice (Bosnia Rapes Continue to Go Unpunished).
A European Community’s agency stated that more than twenty thousand Bosnian Muslim women were raped or sexually assaulted by the military forces of Serbia. In this regard, a UN Commission of Experts had observed that the Bosnian Serbs had implemented a policy of systematic rape against the Bosnian Muslim women. They also committed rapes in the detention camps (Bosnia Rapes Continue to Go Unpunished).
A number of people have claimed that the rapes carried out by Bosnian Serbs were part of their ethnic cleansing policy. Under this policy Muslims were to be killed and thrown out of their homes and ultimately from the nation. However, the tribunal decided not to prosecute rape as acts of genocide, and most human rights advocates disagreed with this decision of the tribunal. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda had also concluded on these lines. The tribunal must provide counseling, legal advice and relocation arrangements, such as new identities for witnesses of rape crime before, during and after the trial (Bosnia Rapes Continue to Go Unpunished).
A European Community mission estimated that nearly twenty thousand Bosnian Muslim women had been raped by the troops during the war. The Health Ministry of Croatia concluded that nearly fifty percent of women, who had been accommodated in the base camps in Bosnia, had been subjected to rape. These military forces even raped children aged six years and women aged eighty years. Hundreds of women and children were assumed to have been killed after being subjected to gang rapes. There had
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It involved beatings, torture, killings and rape. Consequently, many people have been displaced, or they are missing. Around 2.2 million people have had to flee their homes (Mikelic et al., 2005: 27). Most of the Bosnian men were targets of systematic torture, beatings and killings while most of the female gender had to face the brunt of humiliation and rape.
The focus of this paper mainly delves at critically analyzing the movie “Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams", a film telling a story of a single mother in a post-war Sarajevo. Specifically, this aims at dealing with three points.
Furthermore, she criticizes the idleness of the Bush and Clinton administrations in ending the carnage that they knew were happening. She understands the political and economic barriers to preventing Serbian forces from killing Muslim and Croatian Bosnians, but she believes that the U.S.
North American jurisdiction defines rape as penetration against consent through force and threat of bodily harm. Ideally, men are the main perpetrators of rape because they have embraced a negative perception that makes them believe that they are more superior and should control and dominate women (Ladicola & Shupe, 2013).
The frequency of rape has significantly increased in wars in the last few decades and this is mainly due to the improvement of the strategies involved in the operations of war activities. In addition, the political goals of each war has also become more complicated, thus resulting in a higher numbers and more complicated rape cases.
The author states that the problem of Bosnia-Herzegovina is one that is not likely going to be solved anytime soon. It will probably be years before healing is able to begin between the Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs. There is still much distrust of Muslims by Christians because of the evils perpetuated during the Ottoman Empire.
Drakulic was a Croatian journalist and begins the projects by speaking to women who had suffered in the war. (Askin, 1997)
There are various factors that led to this genocide. Key among them was ethnic cleansing and religious differences. In fact there is this argument that the capital city of Bosnia Herzegovina is the most ethnically clean city in Europe.
ace blame on the male sex for trying to initiate sex with women due to simple biological urges, nor does she attempt to relate to rape as a purely modern issue. She does, however, feel that in contemporary context, society is capable of instilling men with the knowledge of what