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The Resource Justice for serious crimes before national courts : Uganda's International Crimes Division, [Elise Keppler]

Justice for serious crimes before national courts : Uganda's International Crimes Division, [Elise Keppler]

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Justice for serious crimes before national courts : Uganda's International Crimes Division
Title
Justice for serious crimes before national courts
Title remainder
Uganda's International Crimes Division
Statement of responsibility
[Elise Keppler]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, there has been increasing focus on making it possible for national courts to conduct trials of serious crimes that violate international law. In particular, states parties to the International Criminal Court have devoted greater attention to complementarity--the principle that national courts should be the primary vehicles for prosecuting serious crimes. This briefing paper provides a snapshot of the experience to date of Uganda's complementarity-related initiative: the International Crimes Division (ICD), a division of Uganda's High Court with a mandate to prosecute genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, in addition to crimes such as terrorism. National trials for serious crimes in Uganda could make a major contribution to securing justice for victims of Uganda's conflict in the north. However, with serious legal obstacles--as well as organizational issues--already emerging during the ICD's first war crimes trial, it remains to be seen whether the ICD will be a meaningful forum for ensuring justice. Based on research by Human Rights Watch in Uganda in September 2011, this paper analyzes the ICD's work to date, obstacles it has encountered, and challenges both for the future of the ICD and for national accountability efforts more broadly. For the ICD to render credible justice, the Ugandan government should provide uncompromised political support, and donors should fund key needs and stress the importance of addressing crimes committed by both parties to the conflict. The paper is part of a wider body of work on complementarity that Human Rights Watch's International Justice Program is developing
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Also available online.
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AWC
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Keppler, Elise
Index
no index present
LC call number
KTW334.2
LC item number
.K47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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  • Uganda
  • Complementarity (International law)
  • International criminal courts
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Justice for serious crimes before national courts : Uganda's International Crimes Division, [Elise Keppler]
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/uganda0112ForUpload_0.pdf
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Publication
Note
  • "This briefing paper was researched and written by Elise Keppler, senior counsel in the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch"--P. 29
  • "January 2012"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
29 p.
Isbn
9781564328489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012382089
System control number
  • ocn777943276
  • (OCoLC)777943276
Label
Justice for serious crimes before national courts : Uganda's International Crimes Division, [Elise Keppler]
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/uganda0112ForUpload_0.pdf
Publication
Note
  • "This briefing paper was researched and written by Elise Keppler, senior counsel in the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch"--P. 29
  • "January 2012"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
29 p.
Isbn
9781564328489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012382089
System control number
  • ocn777943276
  • (OCoLC)777943276

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