Steven D. Roper and Lilian A. Barria, professors in the Department of

Political Science at Eastern Illinois University, are frequent collaborators on

scholarly work concerning criminal tribunals. Their co-authored articles

and joint conference presentations on assorted aspects of this topic have

culminated in Designing Criminal Tribunals, a book that examines various ad

hoc tribunals, primarily those created since the end of the Cold War. These

tribunals include the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for

the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), both international

tribunals; the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Extraordinary

Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and the Special Crimes

Panel for East Timor (SCPET), all mixed tribunals; and the Indonesian

Human Rights Court (IHRC), a purely domestic court.