International Justice

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Recommended Reading


Roht-Arriaza, Naomi. “The new landscape of transitional justice” in in Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Truth versus Justice. Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006: 1-16.

Arthur, Paige. “How ‘Transitions’ Reshaped Human Rights: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice” in Human Rights Quarterly 31 (2009): 321-367.

Olsen, Tricia D., Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter. Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy. Washington DC: USIP Press, 2010:

Aoláin, Fionnuala Ní. “Women, security, and the patriarchy of internationalized transitional justice” in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 31 No. 4 (2009): 1055-1085.

Akhavan, Payam. “A Hierarchy of International Crimes” in Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012: 56-87.

Fisher, Kirsten J. and Robert Stewart (eds). Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming 2013.

Fletcher, Laurel E. and Harvey M. Weinstein. “Violence and Social Repair: Rethinking the Contribution of Justice to Reconciliation” in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 24 (2002): 573-639.

Villa-Vicencio, Charles. “The Politics of Reconciliation” in Telling the Truths: Truth-Telling and Peace Building in Post-Conflict Societies. Tristan Anne Borer (ed). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006: 59-81. 


Drumbl, Mark A. Atrocity, Punishment and International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Leebaw, Bronwyn. “Human Rights Legalism and the Legacy of Nuremberg” in Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011: 31-57.

Goldstone, Richard J. and Adam M. Smith. International Judicial Institutions: The architecture of international justice at home and abroad.New York: Routledge, 2009.

Peskin, Victor. “Victor’s Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTR” in Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011: 173-183.

Megret, Frederic. “The Politics of International Criminal Justice” in European Journal of International Law Vol. 13 (2002): 1261-1284.

Sperfeldt, Christoph. “From the Margins of Internationalized Criminal Justice: Lesson Learned at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia” in Journal of International Criminal Justice. Vol. 11, No. 5 (2013): 1111-1137.


Glasius, Marlies. “What is Global Justice and Who Decides? Civil Society and Victim Responses to the International Criminal Court’s First Investigations” in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 31 (2009): 496-520.

Goetz, Mariana. “The International Criminal Court and its Relevance to Affected Communities” in Courting Conflict? Justice, Peace and the ICC in Africa. Nicholas Waddell and Phil Clark (eds). London: Royal African Society, 2008: 65-72.

Akhavan, Payam. “The Rise, and Fall, and Rise of International Criminal Justice” in Journal of International Criminal Justice. Vol. 11, No. 3 (2013): 527-536.

Stahn, Carsten. “Libya, the International Criminal Court: A Test for ‘Shared Responsibility’” in Journal of International Criminal Justice. Vol. 10, No. 2 (2012): 325-349.

Human Rights Watch. Courting History: The Landmark International Criminal Court’s First Years. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2008.

Birdsall, Andrea. ‘“The Monster We Need to Slay”? Global Governance, the United States, and the International Criminal Court” in Global Governance Vol. 16, Issue 4: 451-469.

Kaye, David. “America’s Honeymoon with the ICC” in Foreign Affairs. April 16, 2013.

Human Rights Watch. Perceptions and Realities: Kenya and the International Criminal Court. November 14, 2013.


Sikkink, Kathryn. “Global Deterrence and Human Rights Prosecutions” in The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc (2011): 162-188.

Snyder, Jack and Leslie Vinjamuri. “Trials and Errors: Principle and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice” in International Security Vol. 28, No. 3 (Winter 2003/4): 5-44.

Forsyth, David. “The UN Security Council and Response to Atrocities: International Criminal Law and the P-5” in Human Rights Quarterly 34 (2012): 840-863.

Branch, Adam. “Uganda’s Civil War and the Politics of ICC Intervention,” in Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 21 (2007): 179-198


Popkin, Margaret and Naomi Roht-Arriaza. “Truth as Justice: Investigatory Commission in Latin America” in Law and Social Inquiry Vol. 20, No. 1 (1995): 79-116.

Gibson, J.L. “The Truth about Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa.” International Political Science Review 26.4 (2005): 341-361.

James, Matt. “A Carnival of Truth? Knowledge, Ignorance and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission” in The International Journal of Transitional Justice Vol 6 (2012): 182-204.


Philpott, Daniel. “Four Practices: Building Socially Just Institutions, Acknowledgement, Reparations, and Apologies” in Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 171-206

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