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dc.contributor.authorWaller, Emily
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Emma
dc.contributor.authorChappell, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-08T02:14:21Z
dc.date.available2018-03-08T02:14:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2014.901295
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/370750
dc.description.abstractMany conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region have included sexual violence crimes targeted primarily against women. However, in comparison to other regions, Asia-Pacific states have been reluctant to embrace international law innovations to end impunity for such crimes into the future, as evidenced by their unwillingness to become signatories to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Of the 39 countries constituting the Asia-Pacific region, only 17—less than half—have joined the Rome Statute. This article initially surveys some of the reasons for non-ratification of the Statute. It further examines the role of civil society and the potential normative impact of the Statute to enhance national sexual violence legislation and prosecutions. Finally, it identifies some practical steps that the Australian government could take to encourage regional states to ratify, implement and enforce the Rome Statute in order to further protect all victims of international crimes and bolster the broader Women, Peace and Security framework.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom356
dc.relation.ispartofpageto373
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Law (excl. International Trade Law)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180116
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleStrengthening Gender Justice in the Asia-Pacific Through the Rome Statute
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPalmer, Emma


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