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Prof. Cherif Bassiouni

Mr. M. Cherif Bassiouni
Distinguished Research Professor of Law DePaul University

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Post-conflict and Transitional Justice
Perspectives on Post-conflict Justice

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Post-conflict and Transitional Justice
Perspectives on Post-conflict Justice
A. Legal Instruments
Treaty of Westphalia, Peace Treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of France and their respective Allies, Westphalia, 24 October, 1648.

The Versailles Treaty, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Lausanne Treaty, Lausanne, 24 July 1923.

London Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Annex to the Agreement for the prosecution and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis, London, 8 August 1945.

Control Council Law No. 10, Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes, Crimes against Peace and against Humanity, Berlin, 20 December 1945.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.
B. Documents
Security Council resolution 1546 (2004).

Report of the Secretary-General, “The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies” (S/2004/616, 23 August 2004).

General Assembly resolution 60/147 of 21 March 2006 (Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law).

United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, “Primer for Justice Components in Multidimensional Peace Operations: Strengthening the Rule of Law”, 2006.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict states - National consultations on transitional justice”, New York and Geneva, 2009.