16 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2015
Date Written: July 13, 2015
The history of international criminal justice bears synergies with classical drama. This contribution investigates the changing anatomy of international criminal justice. It argues that international criminal justice navigates between salvation and apology. It first examines some of the inherent features and cultures that characterize international criminal justice. It then draws on the concept of ‘culture shock’ to explain some of the current dilemmas. It argues that critique is one of the inherent symptoms of an extending ‘accountability culture’.
Keywords: International Criminal Justice; Intellectual History; Drama; Culture shock; Critique
JEL Classification: K33, K42, B30, D74
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Stahn, Carsten, Evolution, Revolution or New Culture? The Changing Anatomy of International Criminal Justice (And Some of Its Curiosities) (July 13, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630178 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630178