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Can International Courts Do Justice? Conceptions of Justice in Responding to Conflict

Author: 
Phil Clark et al.
Oxford Transitional Justice Research
Publication date: 
Fri, 8 May 2009

A report of a workshop which explored a range of issues regarding how international criminal tribunals and courts respond to harm caused during violent conflict. 
The sessions, comprising a keynote lecture by Professor Mark Drumbl and a full day of presentations and discussions among academic and policy specialists in international justice, investigated two principal themes: the conceptions of justice that institutions such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and the ad hoc courts and tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Iraq, and Cambodia claim they pursue; and how effectively they have delivered these conceptions of justice in response to mass atrocity.