The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process


The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda are international tribunals that are developing and remaking much of international humanitarian law. The courts double as trial and appellate courts. Each court has jurisdiction over events that occurred in a specific area during a specific time period. The courts have an unusual appellate structure. These unique Appellate Chambers review important trial decisions that deal with genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.