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Trauma, Retribution, and Forgiveness: Should War Criminals Go Free?

Daniel Statman

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the possible moral grounds for releasing war criminals in the aftermath of a traumatic political conflict. It reports that forgiveness can justify an exception to retributive ... More


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