The quest for international criminal justice: the long road ahead

Sascha Bachmann

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Hierdie artikel sit die bestaande regsposisie met betrekking tot strafregtelike verantwoordelikheid van individue vir menseregteskendings binne die bestaande internasionale strafregtelike forums en in 'n mindere mate nasionale forums wat die bevoegdheid het om oor menseregteskendings te beoordeel uiteen. Dit beskryf die ontwikkeling vanaf -tribunale tot die permanente internasionale strafhof in Den Haag. Die artikel fokus ook op die struikelblokke en vrae wat gepaard gaan met dié ontwikkeling. Die gevolgtrekking is dat die internasionale gemeenskap in 'n sekere mate verbind is tot die idee van internasionale kriminele geregtigheid. This article explains the current legal position with regard to criminal responsibility of individuals for human rights violations within the existing international criminal fora and to a lesser extent national forums that have the power over human rights abuses judge set. It describes the development, from courts to the permanent International Criminal Court in The Hague. The article focuses on the struggles and questions associated with this development. The conclusion is that the international community to a certain extent linked to the idea of international criminal justice. [Translation using Google translate]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-734
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of South African Law
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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