People’s Tribunals, Human Rights and the Law: Searching for Justice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

People’s Tribunals, Human Rights and the Law

Searching for Justice, 1st Edition

Edited by Regina Menachery Paulose


232 pages

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Hardback: 9780367200060
pub: 2019-12-20
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People's Tribunals are independent, peaceful, grassroots movements, created members of civil society, to address impunity that is associated with ongoing or past atrocities. As such, they offer society an alternative history and create a space for healing and reconciliation to take place that may otherwise be stifled by political agendas and legal technicalities. Since the 1960's, People's Tribunals have grown and developed to address many kinds of situations, from genocide to environmental degradation.

This book presents a balance of academic and practitioner perspectives on Peoples’ Tribunals. It explores key questions relating to their formation and roles and discusses what they can offer to victims and survivors. The volume provides an introduction to the subject, theoretically informed discussion reflecting different perspectives, and a range of contributions focusing on different types of Peoples’ Tribunals and various aspects of their operation. The authors analyse advantages and disadvantages of these movements in a variety of contexts. The impact and contribution they have in the international criminal law and international human rights context is also discussed.

The book will be welcomed by those interested in International Criminal Law, Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Transitional Justice, and International Relations.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction;
  2. Can You Hear the People Sing? Victims/Survivors Rights In People’s Tribunals;

    Regina Paulose;

  3. People’s Tribunals and their place in International Justice;

    Benjamin Duerr;

  4. People’s Tribunals v. Truth Commissions;

    Ronald Rogo;

  5. Panem et circences? Peoples’ Tribunals from a TWAIL perspective;

    Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan;

  6. Women’s Court for the Sexual Crimes in the Wars in Former Yugoslavia: In Search for a Feminist Approach to Justice;

    Dr. Nena Tromp;

  7. The Iran’s People Tribunal;

    Hamid Sabi, Sir Geoffrey Nice, Shokoufeh Sakhi, Roya Ghiasi;

  8. The UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal;

    Alan Collins;

  9. The Rohingya People’s Tribunal;

    Azril Mohd Amin;

  10. Ecological Justice: Peoples’ Tribunals in Australia;

    Dr. Binoy Kampmark;

  11. The China Tribunal;

    Susie Hughes and David Matas;

  12. Transitional Justice Delayed Is Not Transitional Justice Denied: Contemporary Confrontation of Japanese Human Experimentation During World War II Through a People’s Tribunal;

    Zachary Kaufman;

  13. Challenges and Future of People’s Tribunals;

    Shadi Sadr;

About the Editor

Regina Menachery Paulose is a US based international criminal law attorney. She obtained her JD from Seattle University School of Law and her LLM in International Crime and Justice from the University of Turin/UNICRI. She was the Chair of the Steering Committee on the UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal and was a panel member on the China Tribunal.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW / Comparative
LAW / Courts
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / International
LAW / Legal History
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology