||International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia
The death of Slobodan Miloševic in his prison
cell in The Hague, just weeks short of the
conclusion of his trial at the UN International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), brought to the fore once
again the recent history and the future destiny of the countries
of what was Yugoslavia.
The fact that the trial of the Tribunal's most important accused in custody
ended this way led many commentators to question the credibility of the ICTY
and the idea of progress in the Western Balkans. Moreover, questions resurfaced
about whether this region can really become part of the European Union without
bringing justice to the former Yugoslavia.
- A Brief History of the ICTY
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