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Commission against Impunity in Guatemala ( CICIG ). My decision to use this case is justified, precisely because it is internationally recognized and exhibits high levels of autonomy and agency. To conceptualize this idea of agency and autonomy, I use the notion (already used by some internationalists) of a

In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations
Author: Jose Serralvo

recognition of the cloak of impunity that protects their actions. 7 Although relevant, these approaches fail to understand that international law in general, and LOAC in particular, have already laid down a set of norms that should suffice to prosecute, if not all, at least the most alarming violations

In: International Community Law Review

with almost absolute impunity are numbered. A fundamental tenet of modern constitutionalism and an offshoot of its core principle of constitutional supremacy is that nobody, regardless of his status, is above the law. In fact, constitutionalism proceeds from an assumption of human fallibility, the

In: African Journal of Legal Studies
Progress and New Challenges
Author: Yves Beigbeder
Evidence shows that national justice has been slow, ineffective or unwilling to judge major political and military leaders responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale. Hence the justification for international criminal justice.
This book reviews the achievements and limitations of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the creation of mixed national/international courts: the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Cambodia Tribunal. The major, unexpected and promising judiciary innovation is however the creation of the International Criminal Court in 1998, supported by the UN, European Union members and other countries, effectively promoted by NGOs, but strongly opposed by the USA. The Court will have to show that it is a fair and valuable instrument in fighting impunity at the international level.
Not a legal treatise, this book combines historical, legal and political elements in a highly readable text on the development of international criminal justice, which should be of interest to both the academic community, international organisations and concerned observers.
The Aftermath of the AMIA Bombing in Jewish Argentina
Winner of an Honorable Mention in the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) 2017 Book Award competition for an outstanding book on a Latin American Jewish topic in the social sciences or humanities published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Landscapes of Memory and Impunity chronicles the aftermath of the most significant terrorist attack in Argentina’s history—the 1994 AMIA bombing that killed eighty-five people, wounded hundreds, and destroyed the primary Jewish mutual aid society. This volume, edited by Annette H. Levine and Natasha Zaretsky, presents the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary work about this decisive turning point in Jewish Argentine history—examining the ongoing impact of this violence and the impunity that followed. Chapters explore political protest movements, musical performance, literature, and acts of commemoration. They emphasize the intersecting themes of memory, narrative and representation, Jewish belonging, citizenship, and justice—critical fault lines that frame Jewish life after the AMIA attack, while also resonating with historical struggles for pluralism in Argentina.
Author: Annelen Micus
In The Inter-American Human Rights System as a Safeguard for Justice in National Transitions, Annelen Micus analyzes the importance of the Inter-American Human Rights System for transitional justice processes in Latin America, with a focus on Argentina, Chile and Peru. She examines which factors influence a country’s approach in confronting its past and addressing impunity. The emphasis is placed on the way countries may overcome amnesty laws with the support of international law in order to hold perpetrators of grave human rights violations to account. The book’s main focus is on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the impact of its jurisprudence on legal proceedings and political decisions within the national transitional justice processes in the three countries.

protocol to transform the ACtHPR into the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights. 9 The protocol will enter into force after ratification by 15 States. This article examines whether the African Court will effectively prosecute international crimes and combat impunity in Africa. The article

In: International Criminal Law Review

prohibition is enshrined in the unqualified and non-derogable Article 3 (prohibition of torture) echr and in the non-revisable Article 7§2 of the Greek Constitution. One of the major root causes of widespread ill-treatment in Greece lies with the culture of impunity that pervades parts of the law

In: European Journal of Migration and Law

that remains grounded in sovereign state rule, the ICC continues to promote and be attentive to its perceived legitimacy and its mission: the “State Parties to this Statute… [are] Determined to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and thus to contribute to the prevention of

In: International Criminal Law Review