New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 - Lawdragon has released a special compilation publication, “Issues in Transitional Justice: Accountability for Human Rights Violations,” that presents three of the company’s in-depth articles on justice initiatives in post-conflict societies. The articles, initially published in Lawdragon’s annual print magazines, explore timely and complex justice issues for massive human rights violations in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and Serbia, and South Africa.
In the special issue, “Rwanda’s Long Road to Justice” takes a look at the country’s efforts to memorialize the 1994 genocide as well as the tensions between domestic prosecutions and those of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR.) The article “Last Stop Belgrade” examines Serbia’s efforts to complement the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) through its domestic War Crimes Chamber, and what insights this dynamic might contribute to discussions of the “complementarity” principle of the International Criminal Court (ICC). “Apartheid’s Legal Legacy” focuses on the disputes surrounding the lack of prosecutions for suspected apartheid-era perpetrators who did not participate in the nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC.)
The articles are based on field reporting and intensive document research by Lawdragon’s Editor-in-Chief, John Ryan, who commented: “We deeply appreciate the willingness of individuals in each location to discuss these difficult matters, as well as the insights provided by the impressive array of academic, advocacy and journalistic work on each topic. These and other topics within the field of international justice will form a critical part of our coverage of global legal issues.”
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