But because we’re all aware that, you know, rape is as old as war, you know, there can’t be, you know, murder at such scale, you know, without corresponding rapes because, you know, you’re talking of conflict situations.
Talking of belligerence and, and where there’s genocidal intent, you know. You know, sexual violence and rape are, are, are a tool in the hands of the oppressor. So yes, I mean you’ve got to look out for incidences of rape. So even if you’re interviewing witnesses, you know, for mass killings, don’t stop at mass killings, try and get leads, you know. You know, and then pursue those leads with deft handling.
As I said earlier, you don’t actually need the rape victim to come and testify to secure a rape conviction, if you’ve got people who witnessed the rape.