- Fé de Jonge
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- New Approaches to the Study of International Criminal Tribunals in History
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This dissertation focuses on the history of international criminal law and its institutions. In textbooks, the twentieth century is generally considered to be the starting point of this field of law, with the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals as the centrepieces of this history. However, a “turn to history” is now also visible within the international criminal law scholarship. This emerging trend has resulted in a number of new works on the history of international criminal law and historical tribunals and trials. While some of these recent works entail studies of pre-twentieth century history, other publications focus on examining lesser-known twentieth century trials or diverge from dominant discourses by critically analysing well-known twentieth century institutions from an alternative perspective. This research project aims to critically engage with both the approaches of these works and the histories of international criminal law and its institutions in general.