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The Balkans on Trial

Justice vs. Realpolitik

Carole Hodge



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21 May 2019
European history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; War crimes
This book assesses the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia's (ICTY) legacy and examines the conflicting intersection of law and politics in the search for justice, both thematically and through close analysis of some of the major trials. It analyses the related case brought against Serbia and Montenegro by Bosnia and Herzegovina at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as well as the Ganic case in London where the ICTY and ICJ findings were challenged. The book addresses the following questions: To what extent the political climate in which the ICTY was conceived, and continues to operate, has affected the declared aims of its founders? Have political considerations and political correctness, and the perceived need for political stability and democratic transition, at times proved an obstacle to the administration of justice? Are some of the acknowledged failings of international policy in the 1990s finding some resonance in more recent court proceedings? This highly relevant and comprehensive book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, transitional justice, Balkan area studies, human rights law, international criminal and peace and conflict studies.
By:   Carole Hodge
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   621g
ISBN:   9780415638708
ISBN 10:   0415638704
Series:   Routledge Advances in European Politics
Pages:   326
Publication Date:   21 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Genesis of the Tribunal 2. Teething Problems 3. Srebrenica: A Catalyst for Change? 4. Post Dayton: Genocide and Impunity 5. Kosovo Indictments and Sentencing: An Exercise in Equalisation? 6. Self-Representation: Balancing the Rights 7. The Seselj Trial: A Miscarriage of Justice? 8. The ICJ Judgement in Bosnia & Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro 9. Insider Critics: The Cases of Florence Hartmann and Frederik Harhoff 10. The Ganic Case and Serbia's Law Courts 11. Crimes and Punishment: Indictments and Sentencing at the ICTY 12. The Top of the Pyramid: Karadzic, Mladic, Genocide & The Western Role Conclusion

Carole Hodge is a former Research Fellow and Head of Research and Study at the South-East European Research Unit at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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