How do you conjure up justice? Will the trial against the war crimes help reconciliation in Bosnia? These are the questions that were submitted to a group of children who visited the International Court for the Crimes in the former Yugoslavia in June. Their answers, in the form of drawings, have been published in the Court's Website.
International criminal courts
an instrument to try the crimes against humanity
At the beginning of the Twentieth century already the winners of World War One had set up an "Allied Commission" in charge of studyjng the establishment of an "International court of criminal justice" to punish the crimes against "the laws of humanity", but the project had failed, crushed by the higher diplomatic demands.
The first significant experience of Supernational court, albeit military and not civil, is the one of the Nurenberg Court against the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, set up by the powers who had won World War Two. A similar court with the same goals was set up in Tokyo.