Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop

Negotiated Justice and International Accountability: The ICC and Transitional Justice During Peace Negotiations (VIRTUAL)


Genevieve Bates, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Chicago

What explains the variation in who is held accountable for the commission of atrocities during conflict? This paper unpacks the dilemma parties to a conflict face in the era of a Court of last resort: how to minimize the accountability they face when ignoring the international community may provoke intervention. While much of the literature remains divided about the effects of international law and the mechanisms by which it shapes domestic political behavior, I suggest that under certain conditions, international criminal tribunals in particular can have important effects. Using insights from a formal model, I argue that the domestic processes established under the shadow of tribunals like the ICC are reflective of international and domestic power politics that can hurt or, under some conditions, actually help those most responsible for atrocity.

For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.

About the Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop
This workshop seeks to integrate and develop collaboration between Kroc and Kellogg scholars focusing on the wide range of peace, conflict, and violence issues. It is intended to be broad in scope including topics such as political and criminal violence, human rights, and transitional justice along with standard issues of civil and international war, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. The format assumes that participants come to the workshop having read the paper. A discussant will start the discussion with 5-10 minutes of comments, then the floor is open. These sessions are open to Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. For the pre-circulated materials or more information, contact Gary Goertz.
Workshop Organizers: Guillermo TrejoGary Goertz, Laurie Nathan, Abby Córdova, and Josefina Echavarría Alvarez.


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