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    Sexual violence in the Irish Civil War: a forgotten war crime?

    Connolly, Linda (2021) Sexual violence in the Irish Civil War: a forgotten war crime? Women's History Review, 30 (1). pp. 126-143. ISSN 0961-2025

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    This article provides a detailed analysis of conflict-related rapes and sexual assaults perpetrated in the period covering the Irish Civil War and its immediate aftermath. The impact transgressive sexual violence had on individual women attacked, their families and communities, and the direct involvement of the army and government in investigating these cases, is examined. Both the cover up and non-prosecution of heinous attacks on women between 1922 and 1923 raises provocative questions about ethical remembrance and ‘forgotten’ war crimes, in a moment of national commemoration.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Sexual violence; Irish Civil War; forgotten war crime;?
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 16341
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    Depositing User: Linda Connolly
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 07:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Women's History Review
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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