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Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaA Multidisciplinary Approach$
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Carsten Stahn, Carmel Agius, Serge Brammertz, and Colleen Rohan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198862956

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198862956.001.0001

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The Legacy of the ICTY

The Legacy of the ICTY

The Three-tiered Approach to Justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Benchmarks for Measuring Success

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(p.462) 24 The Legacy of the ICTY
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Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
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Jennifer Trahan

Iva Vukušić

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198862956.003.0025

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has made significant contributions to justice, peace, and security, and creating an historical record about the violence that victimized hundreds of thousands of people during the 1990s. Yet, it has also given us a robust model for adjudicating large-scale atrocity crimes through its three-tiered approach to justice. This chapter focuses on Bosnia and Herzegovina where the ICTY’s impact on local proceedings was most significant and analyses the ways in which the Tribunal provided a roadmap for similar contexts in the future. By examining benchmarks for success, Trahan and Vukušić outline how success can be understood, measured, and increased in these complex contexts where there is a great need for justice but limited resources. They also examine how positive outcomes can be supported through case prioritization, clear communication, the setting of realistic expectations, and cooperation with other jurisdictions.

Keywords:   Bosnia and Herzegovina, ICTY, impact, benchmark, prioritization

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