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Mr. Paul van Zyl

Mr. Paul van Zyl
Executive Vice President
International Center for Transitional Justice

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Post-conflict and Transitional Justice
Introduction to Transitional Justice
This lecture addresses the legal, moral, social, and political questions that arise in countries emerging from massive conflict or periods of authoritarian or repressive rule, focusing on the strategies available to societies pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse.

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Criminal Law and Procedure
Post-conflict and Transitional Justice
Introduction to Transitional Justice
A. Legal Instruments
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Seriesvol. 213, p. 221.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 144.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

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.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, New York, 20 December 2006.
B. Documents
Report of the Secretary-General, “The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies” (S/2004/616, 23 August 2004).
C. Doctrine
International Center for Transitional Justice, “What is Transitional Justice?”.

P. Van Zyl, Transitional Justice, Syllabus, Fall 2008.