Evolution, Revolution or New Culture? The Changing Anatomy of International Criminal Justice (And Some of Its Curiosities)

16 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2015  

Carsten Stahn

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Date Written: July 13, 2015

Abstract

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

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

Carsten Stahn (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

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