International criminal tribunals

International criminal tribunals are temporary (ad hoc) or permanent courts convened for the purpose of deciding cases arising under international criminal law.  Examples of international criminal tribunals include: 

  1. Nuremberg Military Tribunals, including the International Military Tribunal and the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, established in 1945 to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in WWII;
  2. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal), convened in May 1946;
  3. International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia;
  4. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda;
  5. Special Court for Sierra Leone, established in November 1996 to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity arising from the Civil War in Sierra Leone;
  6. International Criminal Court.

 

 

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