Transforming International Criminal Justice is a product of the International and Comparative Criminal Trial Project (ICTP) at Nottingham Trent University, which was founded by the authors. They position themselves in the gap between the ‘currently competing paradigms of restorative and retributive justice within the international criminal trial’ and seek some form of harmonization between these two sets of discourses. Their aim is to investigate the key elements of criminal trial processes and practices at national, regional and international levels; to examine the influence of international criminal trials of the processes at local and regional levels; and to challenge ‘conventional understandings of trial justice’. In doing this, they have developed an approach which entails comparative contextual analysis, combining qualitative and quantitative techniques to...

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