Retributive vs. Restorative Justice

Introduction The Preamble of UN Security Council Resolution 995 (1994), which led to the creation of the ICTY, states that, “[T]he prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law would … contribute to the...

Crimes Against Humanity: Successes and Failures (Part 2)

Introduction Crime against humanity was established as an international crime during the Nuremberg trials in 1945. Since then, prosecution of crimes against humanity has had mixed results, with both successes and failures. Crimes against humanity featured prominently...

Human Rights and Law

“Human Rights and the Law” was recorded on 25 July 2017. This was the first session of a conference titled Amassing Evidence: Applying Information Technology and Forensic Science in Human Rights Documentation, in Seoul, South Korea. The event involved...

Prosecuting Perpetrators of the Killing Fields

Nick Koumjian Delivered at a training workshop for human rights documentation practitioners organised by the Transitional Justice Working Group in June 2018, hosted by the Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. Lecture Summary: The Extraordinary Chambers of...