Deterring Wartime Atrocities: Hard Lessons from the Yugoslav Tribunal

  title={Deterring Wartime Atrocities: Hard Lessons from the Yugoslav Tribunal},
  author={Jacqueline R. McAllister},
  journal={International Security},
Advocates of wartime international criminal tribunals (ICTs) hope that such tribunals can deter combatant atrocities against civilians. Yet, more than twenty-five years after the establishment of the first wartime ICT—the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)—wartime ICTs’ role in deterring such violence remains a matter of debate. Insights from criminology, as well as research on civil conflicts and international legal compliance, suggest that ICTs are most likely to… 
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