International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals

Richard Goldstone

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals


This article discusses contemporary international efforts to consolidate and codify significant portions of existing customary international law. It studies the ad hoc tribunals of the UN and pinpoints the successes and failures of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The ‘completion strategy’ of both international criminal tribunals is discussed. The article also covers the creation of ‘mixed’ courts and a single model for international criminal justice, namely the International Criminal Court.

Keywords: customary international law; ad hoc tribunals; International Criminal Tribunal; completion strategy; mixed courts; International Criminal Court; international criminal justice

Article.  7625 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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