Conflict-related sexual violence as a threat to peace and security of the world

Keywords: armed conflict, peace, security, sexual violence, threat, war.


The aim of the article is to conduct a review of the main trends in the impact of sexual violence in the course of armed conflict on the growing threat to world peace and security. The subject of the study is conflict-related sexual violence. The research methodology includes the following methods of scientific knowledge: dialectical, logical, normative and dogmatic, monographic, system and structural, summarization. Research results. The concept of sexual violence related to the conflict, provided in international legal acts, is considered, its features and characteristics are studied. The goals of the use of sexual violence during armed or military conflict are established. Practical meaning. It is emphasized that every military conflict is accompanied by sexual violence, despite the adopted international agreements, conventions and resolutions that prohibit such actions. Value / originality. It is noted that conflict-related sexual violence remains a systematic, widespread, pervasive and universal phenomenon that poses a direct threat to world peace and human security.


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Author Biographies

Viktoriia Rufanova, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Ph.D in Law, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Volodymyr Shablystyi, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Criminal Law Disciplines of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Law and Innovative Education of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Serhiy Spilnyk, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office (Ukraine).

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office (Ukraine).

Nataliia Sydorenko, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Candidate of Public Administration Sciences, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Department of Administration and Management of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Stanislav Mozol, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Criminology and Penal Law of the National Academy of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Rufanova, V., Shablystyi, V., Spilnyk, S., Sydorenko, N., & Mozol, S. (2022). Conflict-related sexual violence as a threat to peace and security of the world. Amazonia Investiga, 11(53), 220-226.
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