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The Yugoslav tribunal has not been undermined by the death of Slobodan Milosevic

By Tim Judah   April 2006

Ever since the death of Slobodan Milosevic on 11th March, commentators have been twittering about the failure of the Yugoslav tribunal and the further blow that Milosevic has dealt it by dying. They are mainly talking nonsense.

The UN’s international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, to give it its full name, which is based in The Hague, has been from its beginning in 1993, an experiment. What else could it be, since international justice, from the Milosevic case to Saddam to the international criminal court, is a form of evolving law? Clearly the Yugoslav tribunal has made some bad…

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