ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law


Melissa Gordon


There can be no peace without justice, no justice without law, and no meaningful law without a court to decide what is just and lawful under any given circumstance. The process of codification, adjudication and enforcement is as vital to a tranquil international community as it is to any independent national state.

-Benjamin B. Ferencz'"

The success of the Yugoslavian and Rwandan War Crimes Tribunals will determine the future of international criminal law. Whether the Tribunals are able to command the attention and respect of the world remains to be seen.