International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2008 - Political Science - 296 pages
This book tells the compelling story of how the UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda prod states implicated in atrocities to hand over their own leaders for trial. Without state cooperation, the United Nations would fail in its mission to help bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice and to rebuild and reconcile war-torn societies. The tribunals' relative success in overcoming state resistance to international trials is the outcome of a political process that Victor Peskin uncovers and explains. This is the first in-depth, comparative study of state cooperation in the tribunals.

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Victor Peskin received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently an Assistant Professor in The School of Global Studies at Arizona State University. His scholarly and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and human rights. His research examines the politics of the contemporary international criminal tribunals and their contentious relationship with states implicated in war crimes and genocide. His research has been funded by the United States Institute of Peace and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He has published articles in Europe-Asia Studies, Legal Affairs, International Peacekeeping, the Journal of Human Rights, and the Journal of International Criminal Justice.

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