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Violence and Its Legacies: Challenges for Global Policy

University of Virginia

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2002–December 31, 2003
  • Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

There is a need for societies and countries to put an end to cycles of violence. Throughout the 1990s, and earlier in postwar Germany with the Nuremberg trials, the international community most commonly used prosecutions of high-level perpetrators of political violence. However, little research has been done to determine the effectiveness of this approach in helping societies escape violence.Multiyear funding will support a research and writing project to explore what is at stake in various current and past approaches to address political violence. Objectives include evaluating the outcomes of prosecution-focused policies, such as the ad hoc international tribunals from the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; and examining the effects of the treaty-based International Criminal Court on the ability of countries to adopt approaches involving amnesties toward recent grave violence.The Institute for Practical Ethics, at the University of Virginia, serves an the intellectual base for professors and students pursuing interdisciplinary research, scholarship and teaching on ethical issues.