Post Tagged with: "justice"

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

While Boisen and Murray do not quite meet the aims they set themselves, their edited volume is a worthy and frequently suggestive contribution to modern political theory.

Fourteen Points on Local Courts in the U.S.

Fourteen Points on Local Courts in the U.S.

Local judges need to be more empowered, not less, so that they can engage their training in impartial decision making based on law and principle.

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

While ‘War Crimes’ is a fictional story, prosecuting atrocity crimes in the real world remains a complex, and sometimes infuriatingly slow, process.

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Some lack of definition in Alter’s book does not diminish her valiant and highly successful effort to sketch the architecture of the international legal regime.

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda: Contradictory Hybridity

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda: Contradictory Hybridity

The gacaca courts, which deal with crimes related to the 1994 genocide, are very well known, but their actual functioning and legacy remain little understood.

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

The way to clear a path towards true revolutions in the Arab world that reconstitute public spheres in more open and pluralistic ways begins with coming to terms with the past.

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Why did South Africa, a progressive democratic state that claims respect for human rights and rule of law collude with the autocratic Zimbabwean government in stifling the SADC Tribunal?

The Challenging Road to Reconciliation in Rwanda

The Challenging Road to Reconciliation in Rwanda

In the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Hutus killed about 700 hundred thousand Tutsis. This piece will discuss institutions and processes of reconciliation since the genocide, discussing both their positive and problematic aspects.

Tortured Ideas: The responsibility of IR scholars

Tortured Ideas: The responsibility of IR scholars

Those eager to advise the prince often take the logic of Realist IR into dark places where fateful decisions are made. Why are so few voices in IR raised in dissent? And what must/should happen to those who carried the craft towards those fateful moments? And, most importantly, what’s to be done?

The Politics of Justice: The International Criminal Court Prosecutor seeks a Warrant

There is some irony in the criticism of ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo for issuing his request for a warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) was previously criticised for moving too slowly and for not targeting high levels of the government. How sensitive to a politics of consequence, then, should the Prosecutor be?

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