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This article lays out why in the context of global crime, crime control and the legitimacy of global governance, a victim constituency makes sense in terms of the stated aims of international criminal justice and of a wider ‘new morality’ on which it should be grounded. The incapacity to...
Reunified Germany's reckoning with the legacy of the communist German Democratic Republic included a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the history and consequences of the former regime. This commission has not been well served by the literature on truth commissions. Most accounts and...
In 2006, the Special Court for Sierra Leone arrested former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The trial is currently underway in The Hague, but human rights observers have questioned the relevance of a trial held such a distance from Sierra Leone. This...
Considerable progress has been made in the field of transitional justice in recent years, signified by such landmarks as a permanent international criminal court. Unaddressed aspects of transition remain, however, which need serious attention if peace is to be sustainable in the long term....
1 Efforts to encourage the legal community to play a catalytic role in sustained legal development in Rwanda gave rise to specific, and in some cases life-threatening, challenges. This article explores the role of the Corps of Judicial Defenders in Rwanda and its potential to contribute both to...
1 Modern theories of ‘reparative justice’ have substantial ambitions for the project of criminal justice and, in particular, the relationship between victims and a criminal justice system. These theories have, in a variety of ways, proven influential in a number of domestic criminal justice...
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