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If You Want Peace, Work For Justice: An Evaluation Of International And Sustainable Peace Building In The Former Yugoslavia, Elizabeth Wasson May 2009

If You Want Peace, Work For Justice: An Evaluation Of International And Sustainable Peace Building In The Former Yugoslavia, Elizabeth Wasson

Global Studies Student Papers

This thesis paper provides an evaluation of international criminal tribunals and their ability to incite sustainable peace in ethnically conflicted regions of the world. This research focuses particularly on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the role it has played in reconciling ethnic tensions in the Balkans. First, an extensive review of the literature concerning international jurisdiction provides background information on the two opposing views of international relations: realism and legalism. Both perspectives of international relations have significant implications for the effectiveness of this UN Tribunal and whether or not such supra-national institutions are ultimately effective ...