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Articles about the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.


The collapse of transitional justice
by Mladen Ostojic - OpenDemocracy, 7 December 2012

"The ICTY has proved them wrong on all counts. Instead of healing wounds and closing painful chapters, the Tribunal has kept the controversies over the Yugoslav wars burning for almost two decades by now. This calamitous record calls for a reconceptualization of transitional justice and a re-assessment of international tribunals as tools for post-conflict reconstruction."


Lies of the vigilantes: the Srebrenica ruling punctures the false claims that underpin the doctrine of intervention
by John Laughland - The Guardian

"Slobodan Milosevic was posthumously exonerated on Monday when the international court of justice ruled that Serbia was not responsible for the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica ... "


Criminal proceedings: The case against Slobodan Milosevic would never have held up in a proper court of law
by John Laughland - The Guardian

"I was one of the last western journalists to meet Slobodan Milosevic. Having been called to The Hague as a potential witness, I spent an hour in his cell in January last year. Like most who met him, I found him polite and intelligent. "We will win," he told me. "Freedom is a universal value. They have no evidence against me." Such statements will shock those who have been assured that Milosevic was a nationalist dictator bent on establishing a racially pure Greater Serbia. But civilised societies ought to be reluctant to condone criminal convictions based on hate campaigns ... "

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