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Nov 23, 2017

Justice legacy: jailing the Butcher of Bosnia was a victory of process

Ratko Mladic, the "Butcher of Bosnia", will now die in prison, having been convicted of war crimes and genocide. As it winds down, what is the legacy the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) had already been in place for over two years before the horrors of Srebrenica in May 1995. The Army of Republika Srpska rounded up more than 8000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys from the small town in a UN “safe zone” in Bosnia’s east and slaughtered them, while a nearby peacekeeping force scrawled pornographic cartoons and racial slurs on their barrack walls. Remains are still being found, and funerals are still being held.

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2 thoughts on “Justice legacy: jailing the Butcher of Bosnia was a victory of process

  1. AR

    Does this mean that there is still a chance that, having practiced on this peccadillo, the really big war criminals like Dubya, bLIAR & the Rodent are next?
    Nah, didn’t think so.

  2. Jim Rea

    The judgement that convicted Mladic also exonerated Milosovic. He was not guilty and died in custody. I am disappointed to see Crikey behaving like the main stream media and repeating false assertions.