Analysis of Some Background Issues

  • Linus Nnabuike Malu
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)


Key issues on the relationship between international accountability and peace processes are discussed in this chapter. The chapter explores the nature, scope, challenges and dynamics of this relationship. Also, it highlights the problems, tensions and challenges embedded in the international justice system, and how these issues impede the ability of international justice mechanisms to contribute to peace processes. Some of the issues discussed are: transitional justice, the peace and justice dilemma, the ICC and deterrence, the ICC and reconciliation, the ICC and victims’ rights and the ICC and accountability to the law.


Reconciliation Victims’ rights Deterrence Transitional justice Accountability to the law Peace and justice dilemma Expressive Conflict transformation Retributive justice 


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  • Linus Nnabuike Malu
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  1. 1.International Law ConsultantArmidaleAustralia

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