Abstract

On February 22, 2001, three Bosnian Serb soldiers were found guilty of crimes against humanity. Their offense? Rape. This is the first time that rape has been prosecuted and condemned as a crime against humanity. Appealing to Jacques Derrida's democracy of the perhaps and Judith Butler's politics of performative contradiction, I see this judgment inaugurating a politics of the vulnerable body which challenges current understandings of evil, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 116-134
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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