Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2159282
 


 



The Pace of International Criminal Justice


Jean Galbraith


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden

November 11, 2009

31 Michigan Journal of International Law 79 (2009)

Abstract:     
This article examines how long international criminal cases take in practice. It considers the cases of all 305 individuals charged at six international and hybrid criminal tribunals (as of shortly before this article's publication). Contrary to the conventional wisdom, on average today’s international criminal cases do not take much longer than comparably complex domestic criminal cases, once the defendants are in custody. Nonetheless, international criminal cases may take too long to achieve the goal of helping to reconcile the affected communities – particularly where a community has abruptly transitioned from an abusive old regime to an entirely new one. Where such communities are concerned, international criminal justice should either increase its pace substantially or instead act only as an oversight mechanism for local justice.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 65

Keywords: international criminal law, pace, case length, transitional justice

JEL Classification: K33

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: October 26, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Galbraith, Jean, The Pace of International Criminal Justice (November 11, 2009). 31 Michigan Journal of International Law 79 (2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2159282

Contact Information

Jean Galbraith (Contact Author)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Camden ( email )
217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 189
Downloads: 27

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.406 seconds