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Brian Kritz: The Crime of the Knowing and Intentional Spread of HIV/AIDS and The International Criminal Court

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Check out this new article by my dear friend and colleague Brian Kritz– The Crime of the Knowing and Intentional Spread of HIV/AIDS and The International Criminal Court. As Kritz explains:

This article assesses the feasibility of, and potential for, an ICC case charging a responsible individual or individuals with the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, for the knowing and intentional spread of HIV/AIDS during conflict through nonconsensual sexual contact. The lack of prosecutorial precedent in this area, despite the great number of people that have contracted HIV/AIDS from sexual assault attendant to conflict, starkly underscores the need for international prosecution for the above crimes.

This article makes a very important case for expanding prosecutions for this horrific crime.

 

 

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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