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The Case for War Crimes Trials in Yugoslavia

Theodor Meron

in War Crimes Law Comes of Age

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268567.003.0009
The Case for War Crimes Trials in Yugoslavia

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This chapter argues that the international community's response to alleged war crimes in the former Yugoslavia must include the establishment by the Security Council of an ad hoc international criminal tribunal. The risks and difficulties of establishing such a tribunal require that the international community be cautious to avoid unrealistic expectations. However, despite its desirability, it is probable that the tribunal will not be very effective.

Keywords: international law; war crimes; former Yugoslavia; criminal tribunal; Security Council

Chapter.  4595 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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