Eric Stover Examines Civilians’ Role in War Crimes Trial

International Review of the Red Cross, June 2011 by Eric Stover, Mychelle Balthazard and K. Alexa Koenig (go to G:\Law School in the News\News Clips for article)

Testifying in war crimes trials can potentially be a positive experience for civil parties so long as the process is largely perceived as safe, respectful, and dignified….Yet, even when those conditions exist, civil parties can lose faith in a court if they believe that a sentence is too lenient or if they feel that a court has failed to provide reparations commensurate with the gravity of the crimes.