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Author Scharf, Michael P., 1963-

Title Balkan justice : the story behind the first international war crimes trial since Nuremberg / Michael P. Scharf
Published Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, [1997]


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Description xvii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents From Nuremberg to Bosnia -- History of the Yugoslav crisis -- Collecting the facts -- Establishing the tribunal -- Launching the prosecution -- The first defendant : the tale of Dusko Tadic -- On trial -- Eyewitnesses -- The defense -- Epilogue and assessment
Summary Balkan Justice provides the inside story of the United Nations' Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal, charged with conducting the first international war crimes trials since World War II. The pages are filled with behind-the-scenes information gleaned from the author's days as an official at the U.S. Department of State and from subsequent interviews with the key players involved in this international judicial drama. The first part of the book details how the tribunal barely survived attempts by the major powers first to block the collection of evidence, then to delay the selection of a prosecutor, and finally to starve the tribunal of funding. From investigation to judgment, the second part recounts the initial case to be tried before the tribunal - that of Dusko Tadic, a Bosnian Serb pub owner accused of murdering a dozen people, beating and torturing scores of his Muslim former neighbors, and raping several young girls ... all in the name of "ethnic cleansing."
Billed by the international media as "the trial of the century," the Tadic case was punctuated by gripping testimony of atrocities, controversial judicial rulings, recanting star witnesses, and performances worthy of an Academy Award. What emerges is a compelling account of the historic trial which documented the full horror of the inhuman acts committed in the former Yugoslavia
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-324) and index
Subject Tadić, Dušan -- Trials, litigation, etc.
International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.
War crimes -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
War crime trials -- Netherlands -- Hague.
Yugoslav War Crime Trials, Hague, Netherlands, 1994-
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
LC no. 96045266
ISBN 0890899193 hardcover
0890899185 paperback