Restorative justice under the ICC penalty regime
Radosavljevic, Dragana (2008) Restorative justice under the ICC penalty regime. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 7 (2). pp. 235-255. ISSN 1569-1853 (Print), 1571-8034 (Online) (doi:10.1163/157180308X37309)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper investigates the International Criminal Court's prosecutorial and sentencing strategies in supplying durable international, and through complementarity, national accountability mechanisms with clearly defined sentencing objectives. By scrutinising the scope of plea agreements as a validated trial strategy for international crimes and the sentencing rationale of the same, this work evaluates the impact these have on restorative and reconciliatory justice. An overview of this practice as well as that of amnesties aims to illustrate the ideologically ambivalent model of international justice under the ICC Statute and its detrimental outcome, or impartial approach to international justice and, importantly, to the quest for truth. This results in potential distortion of the historical record accompanying conflict, which in turn is fundamental to any peace building and reconciliation process.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ICC statute, sentencing, proportionality, amnesties, plea agreements, restorative justice|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JX International law|
K Law > K Law (General)
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2013 11:02|
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