Some remarks on the issues of the consequences of war rape on the example of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Katarzyna Czeszejko-Sochacka Uniwersytet Rzeszowski

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https://doi.org/10.15584/polispol.2022.1.3

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Bosnia and Herzegowina, rapes, crimes against humanity, ICTY

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The civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina2 was one of the bloodiest armed conflicts after the end of the Second World War. Despite the passage of years, it is still a painful part of reality for a large group of the country's population. During the war, human rights were violated in the form of ethnic cleansing, murders, and so-called genocidal rapes. Women who were raped face social stigma to this day. According to conservative estimates, approx. 4000 children were born as a result of rapes. Today, the adult generation of "children of shame" experiences social ostracism in almost all spheres of life. Their situation is affected by the fact that they are not recognized as "victims of war" under the current regulations. This situation is slowly beginning to change, but it is a long-term process that requires intensified efforts not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also in the international arena.

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2022-04-01

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Czeszejko-Sochacka, K. (2022). Some remarks on the issues of the consequences of war rape on the example of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Polityka I Społeczeństwo, 20(1), 35–46. https://doi.org/10.15584/polispol.2022.1.3

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