Author Archives: Barbora Hola

About Barbora Hola

Barbora Hola works as Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and as Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University of Amsterdam. She has an interdisciplinary focus and studies transitional justice after atrocities, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing of international crimes, enforcement of international sentences, rehabilitation of war criminals and life after trial at international criminal tribunals. Barbora has published extensively on these subjects and presented as an expert at international conferences and universities in Europe, Africa and the America’s. Barbora is a co-director of the Center for International Criminal Justice, a knowledge center dedicated to interdisciplinary studies of mass atrocity crimes and international criminal justice; a member of the Africa-Low Countries Network and a co-chair of the Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice Working Group of the European Society of Criminology. In 2014, Barbora was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law Society at UC Berkeley, University of California.

Sentencing at the ICTY: Doing justice to complex realities of international crimes?

This post is part of a symposium, Doing Justice to Truth in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. All currently available contributions to the symposium can be found here. A PDF of this post can be downloaded here. International crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are manifestations of large-scale serious violations of human rights, which have been defined as the most serious crimes of international concern. They constitute a prime example of collective, systematic criminality. Usually, they are committed by a multiplicity Continue reading →