War crimes chamber of the court of Bosnia and Herzegovina : seeding "international standards of justice" ?
International law in domestic courts : rule of law reform in post-conflict states
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2012
In this chapter the author examines the process of rebuilding the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Building on the efforts of the international community and its major role during the process of reconstruction, the contribution concentrates on the question whether such rule of law efforts were and could have been successful, springing not from local linkage but rather from an external imposition. The chapter especially examines two aspects or goals of the rule of law: providing efficient and impartial justice, and upholding human rights. As international law plays a major role in that regard, both the process of empowering domestic institutions to apply international law as well as the actual application of international law are analyzed.