Call for Submissions: ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals after Trial and Their Homecoming 1 International Law Reporter



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Special Issue 2017 “ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals after Trial and Their Homecoming”


“ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals after Trial and Their Homecoming”

Special Issue 2017: Call for Papers “ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals after Trial and Their Homecoming” International Criminal Justice Review invites submissions for a special issue, “ICTY Celebrities: War Criminals after Trial and Their Homecoming”, to be guest edited by Olivera Simic and Barbora Hola. More than two decades ago, the UN Security Council passed resolution 827 establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the first ad hoc international criminal court established by the UN since the post WWII Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. The Tribunal was created to prosecute persons responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide committed at the territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991. With the Tribunal’s mandate slowly coming to the end, the commentators started to evaluate its legacy. This special issue aims to assess the Tribunal’s legacy by looking at defendants, who were tried, detained, convicted or acquitted, incarcerated and released. The editors welcome theoretical and empirical articles stemming from different disciplinary backgrounds focusing on life after trial of ICTY defendants, and the way how these individuals constitute, define, shape, interact with or counteract legacy of the ICTY. Among other potential questions, submissions exploring the following themes are encouraged: What happens to ICTY defendants after trial? How do they spend their time in prison and after their release? How are the ICTY defendants accepted/welcomed in their home-countries after their release? What is the reaction to their home-coming from different constituencies such as victims, former allies and adversaries, public officials, media or general public? And what does it say about legitimacy and legacy of the ICTY in the successor countries of the Former Yugoslavia? How do ICTY defendants reflect on their past, their trial and international criminal justice? How do ICTY defendants define, shape and act upon legitimacy and legacy of the Tribunal? Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages double-spaced, excluding tables, figures, and references. An abstract of approximately 200 words and a biographical sketch must accompany the manuscript. Authors must send two electronic copies of the manuscript, one full version (with cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional contact information; acknowledgments; grant numbers; and the date, location, and conference at which the manuscript may have been presented), and one blind copy (minus all identifying information) to Olivera Simic at or Barbora Hola, Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word no later than July 1, 2017, and adhere to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) and ICJR formatting guidelines.

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