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War Crime Tribunals and Dealing with the Past – Justice crossing the Border, Summer School of the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences, University Leipzig, 19-22 September 2011‏


Summer School of the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences
University Leipzig
Research Academy Leipzig
19-22 September 2011
Panel:Crossing National Borders: People, Goods, Capital, and Ideas
War Crime Tribunals and Dealing with the Past – Justice crossing the Border?
The readiness to address atrocities committed in the past, as well as to work on culture of remembrance has been increasing during the last decades. International Tribunals are seen as one mechanism to trigger processes of dealing with the past. What is their role in this process? Are Tribunals appropriate legal tools to start debates about the past?
Although ambiguous, the legacy of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals has often been used as an argument that complex processes of dealing with past conflicts can be accelerated by War Crimes Trials. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has prosecuted and punished war criminals from all parties involved in this conflict, contributing to specific, transnational form of justice, more or less bitterly rejected by a new nation-states and their citizens. By challenging national concepts of justice and justifications of war, the ICTY offered a more complex, transnational approach to the justice in war.
PhD Students working on legal, historical, ethical or cultural aspects of War Crime Tribunals (Nuremberg, Tokyo, ICTY, etc) are invited to further elaborate upon the possibility of legal proceedings in contributing towards dealing with past process.
More information and application procedure at: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/ral/gchuman/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=9&Itemid=15
Contact: Dr. Martina Keilbach, phd@uni-leipzig.de