Adama Dieng
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retributive and restorative justice [KIN]


And that is why when we talk about justice, we should always also bear in mind the two dimension – the retributive justice and the restorative justice.
The retributive justice is the one which, for instance, we are applying here in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in which we are searching for the truth and which correspond definitely to the modern way of delivering justice, focusing on the criminal offender. Because here, unfortunately, and I said unfortunately because that has been my position, we have not been able to focus on the victims. We only focus on the criminal offender.
It would have been fair to also paid attention to the victims and I will say thanks to the (_____) made by this tribunal during the time of the drafting of the Rome Treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, a provision was adopted offering a role and a place to the victims of these types of crimes – genocide, or the crimes against humanity, torture, et cetera. While the restorative justice is the one which is really aim, like in the traditional way of delivering justice, to focus on the victim. It focus on the victims and his (__) healing and rehabilitation.
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Interview Date:
10/28/2008; 11/05/2008
Arusha, Tanzania
Batya Friedman
Donald J Horowitz
Max Andrews
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Part 3
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Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team