Centring War’s “Side Effects”: The Institutionalisation of Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in International Law and Its Translation into National Action Plans

  • Nicola PopovicEmail author
  • Anna Antonakis


Popovic and Antonakis outline the political and legal approaches to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence in context. The two authors guide the reader through existing human rights law and humanitarian and international criminal law but also national implementation strategies. Based on a comparative analysis of existing national action plans on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, this chapter highlights entry points as well as good practices and lessons learned on how to address CRSV more effectively at the national and international level drawing from feminist scholarship in international relations and the concept of militarised masculinities. Therewith, Antonakis and Popovic combine feminist academic legal, social and political research with practical implementation efforts, looking back at the development and implementation of the women, peace and security agenda in the past two decades.


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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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