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Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 18 Issues of Admissibility and Jurisdiction, Ch.18.3 Possible Conflicts of Jurisdiction with Truth Commissions

John Dugard

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2023

In recent years we have seen the emergence of two types of institutions for dealing with systematic and large-scale human rights violations: the international criminal courts and the truth and reconciliation Commissions (hereinafter ‘TRCs’). Both have been widely acclaimed by the international human rights community as instruments for dealing with crimes committed by repressive regimes despite the fact that they employ radically different methods. Thus far there has been no conflict between the two as TRCs have been established only in societies not subject to the...
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