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'Other Inhumane Acts': Forced Marriage, Girl Soldiers and the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Park, Augustine


The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone gained international notoriety for the widespread use of child soldiers, and the sexual abuse and 'forced' marriage of girl soldiers. For the first time in international legal history, 'forced marriage' is being prosecuted as a 'crime against humanity' in Sierra Leone's post-conflict 'Special Court'. This represents an important step in advancing the human rights of girls, and follows a growing trend in international criminal prosecution of gender...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Social and Legal Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0964663906066611


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