Justice delayed? Internationalised criminal tribunals and peace-building in Lebanon, Bosnia and Cambodia

  title={Justice delayed? Internationalised criminal tribunals and peace-building in Lebanon, Bosnia and Cambodia},
  author={Chandra Lekha Sriram and Olga Mart{\'i}n-Ortega and Johanna Herman},
  journal={Conflict, Security \& Development},
  pages={335 - 356}
In countries emerging from violent conflict and/or mass atrocity, there is an urgent need to promote stability and often also widespread demand for accountability for abuses which have taken place. Debate has raged among scholars and practitioners about whether justice should be sacrificed or delayed for the sake of peace, or should be promoted even if it is in the short term destabilising. In many countries emerging from conflict processes of accountability, or transitional justice processes… 
2 Citations
Reconstruction After Genocide: An Analysis of the Justice System for the Women Victims of Genocidal Rape in Post-Conflict Bosnia
In the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, one of the critical elements of the ethnic cleansing regimes was rape and impregnation of women. When the international justice system was created to criminally
Conflict Termination : A Selected Bibliography
Abstract : The study of conflict termination is an important topic of research for the United States Army. The purpose of this bibliography is to introduce some of the resources readily available at


Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding after Mass Violence
Since the end of the Cold War, the international community has become increasingly involved in peacebuilding and transitional justice after mass violence. This article uses lessons from practical
In International Criminal Prosecutions, Justice Delayed Can Be Justice Delivered
Something of a consensus has emerged within the international community and among commentators that war crimes tribunals have been too slow to investigate, charge, and prosecute war crimes. While
DDR and transitional justice: bridging the divide?
This article explores the complex relationship between disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants (DDR) and transitional justice. While both DDR and transitional justice often
Accountability for Atrocities: Moving Forward by Looking Backward
Atrocities cast a long shadow. In post-intervention societies, reestablishing security, reconstructing governance institutions, and reforming the justice system are all crucial steps in promoting the
Wrong-Sizing International Justice? The Hybrid Tribunal in Sierra Leone
As institutions of international justice proliferate, so do disputes about their legitimacy, and about what shape they ought to take. As truly international tools such as the International Criminal
War Crimes: Brutality, Genocide, Terror, and the Struggle for Justice.@@@Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence.
  • Neil J. Kritz
  • Political Science
    American Journal of International Law
  • 1999
Although mass atrocities are not unique to the 20th century, organized response to such violence has taken new forms, some of which offer hope of some small redress to the victims of war and
Right-Sizing International Criminal Justice: The Hybrid Experiment at the Special Court for Sierra Leone
In the decade since their establishment, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) have made great advancements in
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Court “Off the Shelf” for a Divided Country
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is the most recently established international criminal tribunal. Controversially created by the UN Security Council in 2007 amid rising political tensions in the
The Promise of Hybrid Courts
Over the past decade, issues of accountability and reconciliation in the aftermath of mass atrocities have increasingly dominated the field of international human rights. Much of the discussion among
Early Reflections on Local Perceptions, Legitimacy and Legacy of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Resolution 1757 (2007) has come into force in challenging circumstances in terms of Lebanese politics. At the time of writing, Lebanon's government is at a deadlock between two political alliances