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The Role of the International Courts and Tribunals in the Pursuit of Peace, Justice and the Responsibility to Protect

The following is a talk I gave at a conference organized on 10 December (World Human Rights Day) by the Estonian Institute of Human Rights in Tallinn on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. I was part of the first panel which was focused on Human Rights and Security: Protecting Victims and Providing Justice. A number of issues and questions were put forward for discussion by the organizers: In the modern world, the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians. How should the international community react to human rights violations in conflict zones? Could a conflict exist between the requirements of peace on the…