Understanding the Impacts of War Crime Prosecution on Democracy and Trust in the State

Level of Education of Students Involved


Faculty Sponsor

James Old


Arts and Sciences


Political Science, International Relations

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-27-2023


Research into the impacts of war crime prosecution on public opinion range from broad to individualized studies. Lesser exists regarding the role of prosecution on trust in government and support for the military following a ruling. Through analysis of current international policies, this article sets out to analyze the impact of the people’s view of war crime prosecution on trust in democracy. Type and strength of the democracy are also taken into consideration. States who transitioned to democracy just before the events that led to war crime prosecution seem to be trusted less than those who shifted after or long before.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Anna Mason is a senior majoring in International Relations, Spanish and Global Service with a minor in Middle East Studies. She is also a member of Christ College. Anna hopes to pursue international law and conduct further research into war crimes and their prosecution.

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