The Witness Experience: Testimony at the ICTY and its Impact

TitleThe Witness Experience: Testimony at the ICTY and its Impact
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKing, Kimi Lynn, and James David Meernik
Number of Pages220
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityNew York

This book provides the most comprehensive and scientific assessment to date of what it means to appear before war crimes tribunals. This ground-breaking analysis, conducted with the cooperation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Victims and Witnesses Section, examines the positive and negative impact that testifying has on those who bear witness to the horrors of war by shedding new light on the process. Because identity (gender and ethnicity) and war trauma were central to the ICTY's mandate and the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the research explores in-depth how they have impacted the most critical stakeholders of any transitional justice mechanism: the witnesses.

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