"The closing of the ICTY": current developments

SOURCE: African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Swart
KEYWORDS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, HUMANITARIAN LAW, HUMANITIES, INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (ICTY), VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10530
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12656

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Abstract

21 December 2017 marked the end of an era for international criminal justice. On this day the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) closed its doors. Established by the United Nations Security Council in 1993 to try those most responsible for violations of humanitarian law during the conflict in the Balkans, the tribunal started its work in The Hague when the war in Bosnia was still raging. As the first war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg, the tribunal gripped the public and academic imagination.