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  • Jul 9, 2013
    Commentary
    By most measures, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is the gold standard for international justice.
  • Apr 10, 2013
    Commentary

    A public debate at the UN on April 10 will serve up a revisionist denial of the worst killings in Europe since the end of World War II: the ethnic slaughter in the former Yugoslavia that horrified the world in the 1990s. While the session's ostensible purpose is to take "a closer look at the long-term impact of international criminal justice, in particular as it relates to reconciliation..." it is unlikely much thoughtful discussion will occur. 

  • May 14, 2012
    Press release

    The opening of the trial of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime military commander, is a salient reminder that justice catches up with those accused of atrocity crimes. Mladic’s trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2012, before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

  • May 30, 2011
    Commentary
    The forthcoming trial in The Hague of the arrested Serb warlord is an occasion to assess the achievements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    The arrest of the notorious fugitive Ratko Mladic almost 16 years after his indictment for genocide closes a gaping hole in the otherwise laudable efforts to bring to justice the authors of "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans.
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    Nearly two decades ago, Aryeh Neier helped launch the international criminal court that eventually tried more than 150 suspects-and will soon try alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic. The former head of Human Rights Watch shares how the tribunal was born.
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    The arrest of Ratko Mladic will finally bring justice to victims and survivors of the bloody slaughter of 7,000 men and boys, writes Human Rights Watch's Emma Daly, who covered the conflict as a reporter. She recalls the anguish of victims, savagery of Mladic-and denial of Bosnian Serbs.
  • Jan 24, 2011
    Press release
    Efforts toward European integration for the Western Balkans are hampered by persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. In its World Report 2011, Human Rights Watch documents human rights concerns in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Kosovo during 2010.
  • Oct 25, 2010
    Press release
    The European Union’s commitment to international justice will be measured by its willingness to pressure Serbia in the months to come to arrest the two remaining war crimes suspects.
  • Oct 12, 2010
    Letter
    At upcoming meetings in Belgrade, the US should reaffirm its call for Serbia to arrest ICTY’s remaining fugitives, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, and reiterate the US’s continuing commitment to justice for crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts.