International criminal tribunals
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Justitiële verkenningen 2006/04
International criminal law has developed at breakneck speed over the past ten years. This themed issue features one particular aspect: the punishment of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity by international and internationalised criminal tribunals. Looking back, the set-up of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in 1993 was the beginning of a new trend. Other ad hoc-tribunals followed. There is criticism about the high costs, and about the selectivity of the prosecutions; there are doubts regarding the effectiveness of the administration of justice, and concerns about the limited commitment from the countries that once formed the battle field. These issues are discussed in detail.