TITLE

'Sadder but Wiser'?

AUTHOR(S)
van der Wilt, Harmen
PUB. DATE
May 2015
SOURCE
Journal of International Criminal Justice;May2015, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p237
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the approach various NGOs have taken regarding the prosecution of international crimes under the universality principle by analysing their reports on the topic. The author detects a paradigm shift: At first NGOs took a rather political and pugnacious attitude, exaggerating states' obligations to prosecute, underestimating the practical and legal problems of prosecuting and trying perpetrators of international crimes, and using legally flawed rhetoric. Of late, however, the approach has generally become more cautious and realistic. NGOs have acknowledged the complexities of international crime prosecutions and trials and shifted their attention to criminal law problems.
ACCESSION #
103270409

 

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