Transitions in Transitional Justice

Oxford University Press Blog, July 17, 2016

3 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2016 Last revised: 28 Aug 2016

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Zachary D. Kaufman

University of Houston Law Center; Yale University - Law School; Stanford Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: July 17, 2016


Today we commemorate International Criminal Justice Day to honor the 1998 adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent international war crimes tribunal. This year we should take the opportunity to reflect on various transitions in transitional justice. With the recent closure, creation, and consideration of several ad hoc war crimes tribunals, this year marks an unusual historical period.

Keywords: Transitional Justice, International Justice, International Law, International Criminal Law, War Crimes Tribunals, International Criminal Court, ICC, UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, ICTR, Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide, Extraordinary African Chambers, Senegal, Chad, Nuremberg Tribunal

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Kaufman, Zachary D., Transitions in Transitional Justice (July 17, 2016). Oxford University Press Blog, July 17, 2016, Available at SSRN:

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