Despite these gross human rights abuses, none of the men responsible for these or for countless similar crimes against women around the world has been brought to justice in his home country. The perpetrators have been protected by governments which instigate and condone such abuses and by the all-too-common acceptance of male violence against women. If a government actually seeks to hold human rights abusers accountable, those responsible frequently seek refuge in another country--often, the United States. When the abuses take place during a war, as in Bosnia- Herzegovina ("Bosnia"), it is even less likely that those responsible will ever be held accountable.
The Civil Lawsuit as a Remedy for International Human Rights Violations Against Women,
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