The ICTY – Controversies, Successes, Failures, Lessons

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  • 1 Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Senior Associate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War, International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO)
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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established on 25 May 1993, at the initiative of the United Nations Security Council. As stated in the Council's Resolution 827, the objectives of the tribunal are to deter future war crimes, to bring about justice, and to make a contribution to the restoration and maintenance of peace (Clark 2009: 123). The tribunal indicted a total of 161 persons. Of this number 72 were Bosnian Serbs; 25 were Serbs from Serbia, Croatia, or Kosovo; there were also 25 Bosnian Croats, five Croats from Croatia, nine Bosniaks, eight Kosovar Albanians

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