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Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia

Diane Orentlicher


Created in 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has operated longer than any war crimes tribunal in history. It thus offers a singularly important case study of how and why the local impact of an international criminal tribunal (ICT) evolves over time; the circumstances in which international justice can advance the normative, reparative, and other aims of transitional justice; and, more generally, the goals ICTs are either well-suited or unlikely to advance. The book explores the ICTY’s impact in Serbia, whose wartime leader plunged the former Yugoslavia ... More

Keywords: ICTY, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, international justice, war crimes tribunal, transitional justice, hybrid court, Yugoslavia

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190882273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190882273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Orentlicher, author
Professor of International Law, Washington College of Law, American University

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Part One The Landscape of Justice: Overview of the ICTY’s Relationship with Bosnia and Serbia

Part Two Measuring ICTY Success: Local Perspectives

Part Three The Quality of Victims’ Justice

Part Four Impact on Acknowledgment

Part Five Catalyzing Domestic Prosecutions

Part Six Concluding Observations: Looking Ahead

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