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Rape as a Weapon of War against Bosnian Muslim Women and Children

U.N. Commission says rape is a war crime

Bangor Daily News
24 February 1993

GENEVA (AP) – Geraldine Ferraro, the U.S. delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, and representatives from the 53-nation panel on Tuesday singled out rape by Serb forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a war crime.

In a resolution passed by consensus, the U.N. panel voiced outrage “that the systematic practice of rape is being used as a weapon of war against Muslim women and children” as part of “ethnic cleansing” by Serbian forces in Bosnia.

The commission is the most vocal U.N. human rights body. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm