This debate is organized by Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), working in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice – Africa, and The Sudan Consortium (formerly The Darfur Consortium).
The debate aims to gather the ongoing discussions about the limits and possibilities of international justice ahead of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute scheduled for June 2010. The essays in this collection include views from scholars analyzing the clarity of different provisions of the Rome Statute, practitioners interrogating the contribution of prosecutions to stability and its balance with local reconciliation efforts, and activists advocating for more support for transitional justice measures in general and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in particular.
These essays constitute the beginning of a vibrant debate. OTJR will welcome multi-disciplinary perspectives that seek to draw attention to opportunities and challenges in addressing human rights violations in Africa, including contributions that may seek to question whether it is useful at all to single out Africa in this discussion of international justice. OTJR invites you to contribute and comment.
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Lydiah Kemunto-Bosire
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Larry May
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Lionel Nichols
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Okechukwu Oko
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Comfort Ero
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Valentina Torricelli
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by Andrew Iliff
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 by Adam Branch
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 by Sara Darehshori and Elizabeth Evenson
This paper argues that justice initiatives, and the ICC's work in particular, do not seriously impede peace processes. The paper shows instead that remaining firm on justice yields short- and long-term benefits that contribute toward peacebuilding.
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 by Tim Kelsall
As the ICC Review Conference nears, it is time to consider how best to create a form of international criminal justice that is culturally and socially appropriate in non-Western settings.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 by Olivier Kambala wa Kambala
An article outlining the relationship between the ICC and Africa.