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Tribunals - Undertaking trials for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

Was the UN’s Rwanda Tribunal Independent?
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which has officially closed its doors and handed down its last judgment after some 20 years of work, is a bit like the United Nations that set it up after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It was costly, slow and much criticized, but also ground-breaking, precedent-setting and necessary. But was it independent, as international justice claims to be? Can justice ever be independent of politics?  The ICTR was…
by Julia Crawford, JusticeInfo.Net
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