International Relations Workshop with Emily Ritter
DateMarch 9, 2015
4357 Bunche Hall
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Presenter:Emily Ritter, UC MercedTitle: “State Cooperation with International Criminal Tribunals: An Investigation of International Warrant Enforcement”About the Speaker:Emily Ritter (Ph.D. 2010, Emory Univ.) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Merced. Her research and teaching interests include international human rights institutions, law, and practice; domestic conflict between the state and citizen groups; international governance and legal institutions; and institutional solutions to bargaining and cooperation problems. Prof. Ritter’s methodological approaches include game theoretic modeling as well as quantitative and qualitative methodology. Prior to joining UC Merced, she was a member of the faculty at Univ. of Alabama for three years. Her work has appeared in Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, and others.Abstract: International criminal tribunals (ICTs) cannot apprehend suspects, and states hesitate to put forth costly effort to arrest those indicted for war crimes. Yet many suspects have been arrested or surrendered to ICTs of their own accord. Understanding why some suspects are arrested and others are not can illuminate why states wil cooperate with international justice more generally. We present a formal model of a suspect who surrenders or evades arrest and a state that devotes some level of effort to apprehension. We draw on this theory as well as interviews conducted at ICTs in the Hague to present international-, state-, and suspect-level expectations over when and how suspects are likely to surrender or be captured. We use these insights to model the time until capture or surrender in an event history framework, utilizing newly collected data on all individuals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).Paper:Click here to download.
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