Civil Society and Counter-Memories: The World Tribunal on Iraq and The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal
thesisposted on 2019-10-09, 04:27 authored by NICOLE ANDREA RUSLIM
Citizens’ tribunals are forms of social movements that emerge in contexts of silence and denial of state crimes. This research explores The World Tribunal on Iraq and The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, and the counter-memories of the Iraq War they have constructed. It explores how civil society can resist the public memory of states, and how counter-memories are able to fill gaps in accountability, where powerful states violate international laws with impunity. Through the lens of two case studies, this research explores the power of civil resistance where recognition of the truth is a form of global justice.