Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: “The Legacy of the ICTY and Continuing Importance of Criminal Tribunals” - A Documentary Vie...

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Commentaries

“The Legacy of the ICTY and Continuing Importance of Criminal Tribunals” - A Documentary Viewing of “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy” & A Talk by Judge Liu Daqun

Authors:

Ariana Lopez ,

Amsterdam Law Forum; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
About Ariana
Ariana Lopez is the Associate Chief Editor/Senior Editor of the  (2017-2018). She will be receiving her Master’s Degree in International Business Law in 2018.
X close

Despina Kornilaki,

Amsterdam Law Forum, NL; Council of the European Union, BE; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
About Despina
Despina Kornilaki is an Editor (2017-2018). She works as a legal assistant and will be receiving her Master’s Degree in International Business Law in 2019.
X close

Patrick Richnow,

Amsterdam Law Forum; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
About Patrick
Patrick Richnow is an Editor (2017-2018). He will be receiving his Master’s Degree in International Business Law in 2018.
X close

Száva Adél Tar

Amsterdam Law Forum; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
About Száva Adél
Száva Adél Tar is an Editor (2017-2018). She will be receiving her Master’s Degree in International Crimes and Criminology in 2018.
X close

Abstract

This commentary aims to review the importance of criminal tribunals through a documentary by Philippe Sands that looks into World War II and through a discussion with Judge Liu Daqun from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The documentary provides insight into two men that were heavily involved in the Nazi regime, but managed to receive differing treatment after the war. One was found guilty during the Nuremberg Trials and the other was never tried. Their sons grew with differing views of their father’s guilt. One son outwardly believes in the guilt of his father whereas the other fails to see the guilt of his father, despite Sands’ evidence, as no tribunal ever found him guilty. This brings out the important effect a criminal tribunal may have on the beliefs of the following generation. Judge Liu Daqun follows the documentary with a discussion on the importance of the ICTY in establishing individual criminal responsibility. The discussion and the documentary viewing took place in December 15, 2017 and this commentary will provide an overview of the event. 

How to Cite: Lopez, A., Kornilaki, D., Richnow, P. and Tar, S.A., 2018. “The Legacy of the ICTY and Continuing Importance of Criminal Tribunals” - A Documentary Viewing of “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy” & A Talk by Judge Liu Daqun. Amsterdam Law Forum, 10(1), pp.34–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.316
1
Views
Published on 01 Dec 2018.

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus