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Delivering Meaningful Justice to Indigenous Victims of International Crimes

Thursday 26 May 2022

International criminal justice is part of a project to deliver universal justice to victims of international crimes around the globe. It is based on a specific, Western, view of justice and accountability. However, such view may not correspond to those of victims. Law, justice, and accountability vary between societies and cultures. This panel will discuss whether criminal justice arising from international criminal courts and tribunals is enough to deliver meaningful justice to indigenous victims of international crimes. The panellists will discuss issues such as:

  • The differences and similarities between punitive justice and restorative justice and how they fit into indigenous realities;
  • The role of international criminal trials in recognizing the existence of international crimes and in the healing of victims, and whether these serve to end impunity for indigenous victims;
  • Possibilities for integrating community-justice practices within the international criminal law framework.

Moderator: Prof. Milena Sterio, Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law



Registration for the event is mandatory. The link to the Zoom environment will be sent to registered guests one day prior to the event.

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