Brian Kritz: The Crime of the Knowing and Intentional Spread of HIV/AIDS and The International Criminal CourtOctober 12, 2013 # 6:04 pm # Armed Conflict, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, International Law, International Organizations # No Comment
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.