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Title: International criminal justice: a dialogue between two cultures
Authors: Teles, Patrícia Galvão
Kowalski, Mateus
Moita, Luís
Rodrigues, Almiro
Santos, Sofia
Neves, Miguel Santos
Soares, Miguel de Serpa
Advisor: Saraiva, Maria Francisca
Keywords: International law
Criminal justice
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Abstract: The implementation of the idea that individuals, wherever they are and regardless of their official status, may be accountable for crimes against humanity breaks away from the Westphalian paradigm that each State is responsible for prosecuting (or not) its citizens. After the Cold War, several international criminal jurisdictions were created, namely the ad hoc courts for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda and a permanent criminal jurisdiction, the International Criminal Court (ICC). Power no longer serves as a means for impunity in the same way. Those leaders involved in conflicts have learned to fear international criminal justice as a “sword of Damocles”. On the other hand, the creation of international criminal jurisdictions has become a means to consolidate peace in post-conflict situations so as to restore justice.
Peer Reviewed: no
ISBN: 978-989-8191-73-1
Appears in Collections:OBSERVARE - Livros e Capítulos de Livros

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