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Peace May Require Forgoing Justice | Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

It has become fashionable among proponents of international justice to argue that there is no longer a trade-off between peace and justice. But stark tradeoffs still exist. Prosecuting leaders of repressive regimes is a worthy ideal, but if the goal is protecting human rights then the first step has to be ending wartime violence -– even if this means forgoing trials.

Leslie Vinjamuri is an associate professor in international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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