The aim of the Symposium was to gather leading transitional justice scholars and practitioners from around the world together to discuss the most pressing issues in the field, with a focus on more intentionally connecting theory and practice.
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In the aftermath of war, violent upheaval, and repression, domestic justice systems are unable to address the large-scale violations of criminal law and human rights law that might have been perpetrated. In many cases those crimes have been overlooked and relegated to footnotes in some history books.
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This paper presents a practitioner’s perspective, critically engaging with the experiences and lessons learned through the implementation of the Herstories Project and the Community Memorialisation Project, to examine some of the conceptual and practical questions that I continue to grapple with in the field of memorialization in Sri Lanka.
11 Drexel Law Review 859
Three important trends in the global system of accountability for atrocity crimes are reshaping the architecture of global justice by increasing the available fora and avenues to achieve accountability for atrocity crimes. One is a redesign of international fact-finding and investigative mechanisms mandating those bodies to collect evidence for potential use in national judicial systems. A second is the increasing establishment of specialized, national investigative and prosecutorial units facilitating the exercise of foreign jurisdiction over atrocity crimes. The final trend is a growing milieu of sophisticated, non-governmental actors and organizations seeking criminal justice and accountability for atrocity crimes. These three developments interact with and shape each other, leading to increased possibilities for justice and an expansion of accountability norms.
11 Drexel Law Review 903
This Article examines the intersectionality of transitional justice and international criminal justice. In particular, the Article evaluates the impact of criminal justice and accountability mechanisms to address serious international crimes in post-conflict transitions on the broader transformative goals of strengthening the rule of law, restoring public confidence in the criminal justice system, fostering reconciliation, and, thereby, achieving sustainable peace.
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