Twenty years ago the United Nations Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It was followed by the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda only one year later. Mixed international and national tribunals followed for Sierra Leone in 2002 and Cambodia in 2004.
Fifteen years ago the renewed attention and enthusiasm for international criminal prosecutions as an instrument of peace and reconciliation resulted in the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. That same year the arrest in London of former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet, on the request of a Spanish prosecutor, seemed to confirm that heads of state, government and armies had ceased to be above the law. Justice was cascading over world politics and political leaders. What happened to the justice cascade since the establishment of the ICTY in 1993 and the Pinochet arrest in 1998?
Date: March 26, 2013
Location: Theater aan ’t Spui, Spui 187, 2511 BN The Hague
Entrance fee: Free
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