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The Witnesses : War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague / Eric Stover.

Author/Creator:
Stover, Eric, author.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (245 p.)
Series:
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
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Subjects:
War crime trials -- Psychological aspects -- The Hague -- Netherlands.
Witnesses -- Atrocities -- Former Yugoslav republics.
Evidence, Criminal.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.
Language:
English
Summary:
In recent years, the world community has demonstrated a renewed commitment to the pursuit of international criminal justice. In 1993, the United Nations established two ad hoc international tribunals to try those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Ten years later, the International Criminal Court began its operations and is developing prosecutions in its first two cases (Congo and Uganda). Meanwhile, national and hybrid war crimes tribunals have been established in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, and Cambodia.Thousands of people have given testimony before these courts. Most have witnessed war crimes, including mass killings, torture, rape, inhumane imprisonment, forced expulsion, and the destruction of homes and villages. For many, testifying in a war crimes trial requires great courage, especially as they are well aware that war criminals still walk the streets of their villages and towns. Yet despite these risks, little attention has been paid to the fate of witnesses of mass atrocity. Nor do we know much about their experiences testifying before an international tribunal or the effect of such testimony on their return to their postwar communities. The first study of victims and witnesses who have testified before an international war crimes tribunal, The Witnesses examines the opinions and attitudes of eighty-seven individuals-Bosnians, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats-who have appeared before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Pursuit of Justice
Chapter 2 Witnesses in the System
Chapter 3 The Tribunal
Chapter 4 Crimes and Consequences
Chapter 5 Bearing Witness
Chapter 6 Returning Home
Chapter 7 Justice and Reconciliation
Chapter 8 Conclusion
Appendix A: Survey Questionnaire
Appendix B: Victims' Rights and the International Criminal Court
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
1-283-21210-2
9786613212108
0-8122-0378-X
OCLC:
759158221
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812203783 doi