(Not) All Roads Lead to Rome: Ending Impunity for International Crimes in Southeast Asia

Emma Palmer, PhD candidate in the AHRCentre, writes that there are tangible opportunities for building regional perspectives on international criminal accountability within Southeast Asia in a paper she recently co-authored with Christophe Sperfeldt. The opportunities include targeted initiatives for experience-sharing and capacity building, as well as additional open-dialogue forums that engage a wide range of stakeholders, including legislators, judiciaries, military and police and local and international civil society. Opportunities for the relevant actors to openly discuss and seek to understand different experiences and perspectives from within the region could uncover additional possibilities for collaboration and perhaps even trigger innovative local initiatives for responding to the commission of international crimes. States in Southeast Asia have the opportunity to explore and discover various routes toward international criminal accountability.

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