Fighting Impunity of Enforced Disappearances through a Regional Model
University of Amsterdam, NL
Cristina Genovese, Research Master Student in Public International Law
Harmen van der Wilt
Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), University of Amsterdam., NL
Prof. mr. dr. Harmen van der Wilt, Chair of International Criminal Law, Research Fellow
Grievous moral opprobrium has often been the trigger justifying the recourse to individual criminal responsibility of perpetrators. The process of ‘justice cascade’ initiated by the Nuremberg trials should not come to a halt. Though the current measures of criminal justice enforcement within international tribunals and national courts prove to be necessary mechanisms, they are not always sufficient. Bringing forward the crime of enforced disappearance as an illustration of a phenomenon where impunity still holds its way, this article addresses the question of whether regional initiatives on international criminal law enforcement within Europe can complement the adjudicatory justice already administered at the international and national level.
How to Cite:
Genovese, C. and van der Wilt, H., 2014. Fighting Impunity of Enforced Disappearances through a Regional Model. Amsterdam Law Forum, 6(1), pp.4–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.262
01 Dec 2014.