Schoolyard Politics: Ethics and Language at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been both contentious and successful. By examining the ICTY from a Levinasian ethical standpoint, we might be able to understand how the court uses language to enforce ethical and moral standards upon post-war societies. Using linguistic methods of analysis combined with traditional data about the ICTY, I empirically examine the court using ordinary least squares (OLS) in order to show the impact that language has upon the court's decision making process. I hypothesize that the court is an ethical entity, and therefore we should not see any evidence of bias ... continued below

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Hatcher, Robert December 2010.

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been both contentious and successful. By examining the ICTY from a Levinasian ethical standpoint, we might be able to understand how the court uses language to enforce ethical and moral standards upon post-war societies. Using linguistic methods of analysis combined with traditional data about the ICTY, I empirically examine the court using ordinary least squares (OLS) in order to show the impact that language has upon the court's decision making process. I hypothesize that the court is an ethical entity, and therefore we should not see any evidence of bias against Serbs and that language will provide a robust view of the court as an ethical mechanism.

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Hatcher, Robert. Schoolyard Politics: Ethics and Language at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, thesis, December 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33161/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .