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25 Jahre UN-Tribunal für Jugoslawien
25 Years of the UN Tribunal for Yugoslavia

A Conversation about the Contributon of Justice to Peace

Author(s): Wolfgang Schomburg
Subject(s): Law and Transitional Justice
Published by: Südosteuropa Gesellschaft e.V.
Keywords: former Yugoslavia;ICTY;war crime trials;

Summary/Abstract: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been part of numerous debates and misunderstandings since its creation 25 years ago. An interdisciplinary and intergenerational conversation with the first German UN judge in criminal matters, Wolfgang Schomburg, who worked at the ICTY between 2001 and 2008, addresses the challenges, merits and legacy of this first transnational court after Nuremberg and Tokyo.The insider-perspective of a decision maker, eyewitness and internationally renowned Scholar of international criminal law meets the questions of historiography and political science, researching post-war societies and coming to terms with the past, thus enabling new perspectives beyond politicized debates. Discussing international norms of substantive criminal law, rulesof procedure and evidence, victim protection, acquittals of alleged perpetrators, outreach and the future of international criminal law, the authors try to approach the interdisciplinary question how justice and truth finding endeavors can contribute to peace.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 101-114
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: German