Current and Future Developments in Law

Current and Future Developments in Law

Volume: 2

The Rights of Minorities: Cultural Groups, Migrants, Displaced Persons and Sexual Identity

This volume focuses on the rights of minorities. Minorities are often subject to discrimination and individuals find themselves being rejected by the majority. In such cases, people belonging to a ...
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Human Rights Violations of Vulnerable Groups in Conflict Situations

Pp. 163-174 (12)

Ana Maria Jara Gomez

Abstract

Analysing the situation of human rights in areas of conflict requires, especially when we want to speak about vulnerable groups, constant confrontation with the past. In this chapter, we address briefly the relationship between women and war in the former Yugoslavia. Our aim will be to understand the itinerary of women’s human rights in society from the times previous to the war until the moment when law and justice seem to be ready to act, in times of peace. One important element to understand where human rights stay for women in the post conflict processes of transitional justice is to see how law builds which acts are actually crimes.

Keywords:

Armed conflict, Ethnic violence, Former Yugoslavia, Transitional justice, Women’s rights.

Affiliation:

Criminal Law, Criminology Human Rights and Democracy. University of Jaen, Jaen, Spain.