IRRC No. 867

Transitional justice and the International Criminal Court – in "the interests of justice"?

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Transitional justice encompasses a number of mechanisms that seek to allow post-conflict societies to deal with past atrocities in circumstances of radical change. However, two of these mechanisms, i.e. truth commissions and criminal processes, might clash if the former are combined with amnesties. This article examines the possibility of employing the Rome Statute's article 53 so as to allow these two mechanisms to operate in a complementary manner.

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