International Journal of Transitional Justice Invites Submissions for Special Issue



The International Journal of Transitional Justice invites submissions for its 2013 Special Issue, entitled ‘The role of international criminal justice in transitional justice’. This will be guest edited by Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

The Special Issue will focus on the impacts of international criminal justice on the processes and goals of transitional justice. The International Journal of Transitional Justice notes that “while some argue that international justice has played a key role in combatting impunity and filling deficits of justice in post-conflict and post-authoritarian contexts, others criticize the international justice ‘movement’ for undermining national processes of transition and local initiatives.”

Key issues to be explored include: the record of international and hybrid criminal justice institutions in prosecuting atrocity crimes; how the interests of victims and communities fit into international justice institutions; and what role can and should be played by international law and institutions in addressing justice in the wake of internal conflict.

For further information, please see here.

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