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The Quest for Retributive Justice

Majidzadeh Heravi, Amir LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The war crimes committed between 1992 and 1995 in Bosnia-Herzegovina have mainly been
under the jurisdiction of the legal systems set up by the international community. To solve the
atrocities of the past, institutions like the ICTY and the WCC were set up. But to this day
there is estimated to be thousands of direct perpetrators still walking free in and around
Bosnia-Herzegovina. The purpose of this study is to see exactly how this search for justice is progressing and what is preventing it to operate more efficiently sixteen years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement. By analyzing the main international strategies in dealing with retributive justice, namely the ICTY in The Hague and the WCC in Sarajevo, I conclude that... (More)
The war crimes committed between 1992 and 1995 in Bosnia-Herzegovina have mainly been
under the jurisdiction of the legal systems set up by the international community. To solve the
atrocities of the past, institutions like the ICTY and the WCC were set up. But to this day
there is estimated to be thousands of direct perpetrators still walking free in and around
Bosnia-Herzegovina. The purpose of this study is to see exactly how this search for justice is progressing and what is preventing it to operate more efficiently sixteen years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement. By analyzing the main international strategies in dealing with retributive justice, namely the ICTY in The Hague and the WCC in Sarajevo, I conclude that there have been consequences to the internal legal structure of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a general negative perception among the victims of the war on the attributes of retributive justice. (Less)
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author
Majidzadeh Heravi, Amir LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A study of the international community┬┤s efforts in punishing war criminals in Bosnia-Herzegovina
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
transitional justice, retributive justice, the ICTY, the WCC, Bosnia-Herzegovina
language
English
id
1856745
date added to LUP
2011-04-20 09:02:29
date last changed
2011-04-20 09:02:29
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  abstract     = {The war crimes committed between 1992 and 1995 in Bosnia-Herzegovina have mainly been
under the jurisdiction of the legal systems set up by the international community. To solve the
atrocities of the past, institutions like the ICTY and the WCC were set up. But to this day
there is estimated to be thousands of direct perpetrators still walking free in and around
Bosnia-Herzegovina. The purpose of this study is to see exactly how this search for justice is progressing and what is preventing it to operate more efficiently sixteen years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement. By analyzing the main international strategies in dealing with retributive justice, namely the ICTY in The Hague and the WCC in Sarajevo, I conclude that there have been consequences to the internal legal structure of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a general negative perception among the victims of the war on the attributes of retributive justice.},
  author       = {Majidzadeh Heravi, Amir},
  keyword      = {transitional justice,retributive justice,the ICTY,the WCC,Bosnia-Herzegovina},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Quest for Retributive Justice},
  year         = {2011},
}