Provoking the dragon on the patio - Matters of transitional justice: penal repression vs. amnesties

This article seeks to address some of the various matters related to transitional justice and focuses on whether penal repression for violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law must be insisted upon in all situations, or if there are cases where other action, in particular amnesties, would be more appropriate to ensure national reconciliation or the peaceful development of a country.

About the author

Laura M. Olson
Legal Advisor

J.D., LL.M., is currently the legal advisor to the ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada. Previously, within the ICRC, she held the positions of legal advisor at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva and was the delegate responsible for the program to academic circles and universities at the ICRC Moscow Regional Delegation