Following the end of the civil war in Syria, the country will face a transition from its present form of government into a new transitional government. The transitional period will need to provide healing and reconciliation between the parties as well as deal with the atrocities committed by all sides of the conflict. In his article, Professor Zwier reviews five options for dealing with atrocities committed and argues for adopting a mix of formal judicial proceedings and an informal mediation process. The article reviews the impact and role that social media postings and conflict mapping projects will have on future prosecutions by providing the proof needed for assessing an individual's criminal responsibility in seeking justice for past criminal wrongdoing and providing reconciliation between parties at an informal local level.
Paul J. Zwier,
Social Media and Conflict Mapping in Syria: Implications for Peacemaking, International Criminal Prosecutions and for TRC Processes,
Emory Int'l L. Rev.
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