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Sequencing the administration of justice to enable the pursuit of peace: Can the ICC play a role in complementing restorative justice?
from the article by Tim Murithi:
The notion of justice remains an essentially contested concept. In fact there are multiple dimensions to justice. Retributive justice seeks to ensure prosecution followed by punishment for crimes or atrocities committed. Restorative justice strives to promote societal harmony through a quasi-judicial process of truth telling, acknowledgement, remorse, reparations, forgiveness, healing and reconciliation. Retributive or punitive justice is generally administered by a state-sanctioned legal institution or through the remit of international law. Restorative justice draws upon a range of mechanisms including truth commissions and other societal reconciliation institutions.