The ICTY closed its doors in 2017. It had been set up in 1993 in order to prosecute crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Although its mandate was limited to that of a criminal court, the Tribunal aimed at strengthening the rule of law in the countries under its jurisdiction.
This book examines in what respect the ICTY had an impact on the Bosnian and Serbian criminal justice systems. It examines five areas where the footprint of the international tribunal is most tangible: national war crimes institutions, domestic criminal legislation and jurisprudence, witnesses’ and victims’ matters, and the use of technology in the criminal process. In the end, it is determined whether this influence indeed contributed to the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
Academics might be interested in this research as it contributes to understanding the domestic impact of international institutions. Practitioners will be guided in setting up and operating international war crimes courts, if strengthening the rule of law is a desired (side) effect of that court.
Kei Hannah Brodersen was a PhD candidate at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law between 2014 and 2020. She is a lecturer of criminal law at different universities and coaches moot court teams. Besides that, she is the legal research editor of Accountability Unit, a human rights NGO which advances conflict-related gender based rights. Previously, Hannah worked as an assistant lawyer for the Group of States against Corruption at the Council of Europe.
|Author(s)||Kei Hannah Brodersen|
|ISBN Book||978-94-6236-127-0,#1 edition|
|Publication date||9 april 2020|
|Embargo date||8 oktober 2020|
|Number of pages||572 Pages|
|Brand||Eleven International Publishing|
|Subject(s)||International law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights|