Leitner Center Releases Visual Report on International Tribunals
The Leitner Center launched a new report authored by former center fellow Daniel McLaughlin titled “International Criminal Tribunals: A Visual Overview.”
The report uses both simple and elaborate visual aids—charts, graphs, and illustrations—to introduce readers to the broad work of international tribunals and the conflicts that led to their creation.
Media attention dedicated to the work of the tribunals is too often superficial, and tends to confuse key distinctions between them; more informed scholarship, on the other hand, is largely confined to specialty publications, remaining inaccessible to most. “International Criminal Tribunals: A Visual Overview,” aims to provide well-researched and accessible information for anyone wishing to more fully understand these issues.
The report covers the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and the International Criminal Court.
The report reviews the conflicts that led to the establishment of each court; their costs and funding; the crimes the courts are charging, the status of each case, and their conviction rates; sentencing; and reparations.