Is it desirable for non-criminal international tribunals to be employed in constructing collective memories? This initial paper explores this question from three major sociological perspectives: the structural-functional approach, the symbolic-interactionist perspective, and the social conflict approach. These three theoretical approaches suggest different answers to the above question, and offer different guidelines concerning the involvement of international tribunals in the development of historical narratives. The answer provided to this question may generate some practical judicial results, such as those relating to the presentation of a historical narrative in judgements, exercise of discretion regarding the admissibility of the case, or influencing the remedies ordered by international tribunals.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Hirsch: The Role of International Tribunals in the Construction of Collective Memories
Moshe Hirsch (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem - Law) has posted The Role of International Tribunals in the Construction of Collective Memories. Here's the abstract: