The ICTY does not merely represent a historical stage in the development of international criminal justice which can now be put aside and left to legal historians. It also has a lasting impact, due to the fact that its Rules of Procedure and Evidence are judge-made law, tested in the fire of court practice and frequently amended to take the latest developments into account. Finally, with the arrest of Radovan Karadžić, a new chapter has been opened for the Court. This volume thus provides not only an account of all the debates revolving around the proper role of international criminal justice and a contribution to the developing academic discipline of “transitional justice”; it also opens up a perspective to the International Criminal Court and asks what procedural legacy the ad hoc tribunals for Yugoslavia and Ruanda provide for the future of international criminal procedure.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Kruessmann: ICTY: Towards a Fair Trial?
Thomas Kruessmann has published ICTY: Towards a Fair Trial? (Intersentia 2009). The table of contents is available here. Here's the abstract: