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Investigating War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia War 1992-1994 : The United Nations Commission of

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 780 (1992), appointed a Commission of Experts to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity amounting to violations of international humanitarian law in the territory of the former Yugoslavia, and it was expected that the Commission would be the historic link to the post-WWII experiences. Despite the Commission's mandate being the broadest of its kind since Nuremberg, those who opposed its work sought to hamper its success through bureaucratic and political chicanery, including the failure to fund the Commission's work. The investigation into the conflict is detailed in this book, including the uncovering of 187 mass graves, the interviewing of 223 victims of rape and sexual assault, and the utilization of prison camps and mass expulsion for the purpose of ethnic cleansing. Along with the author's personal insights and insider anecdotes on the conflict, this book highlights the continuing need for the pursuit of accountability and international criminal justice in a world of thriving bureaucracy and realpolitik. The Commission broke the glass ceiling of realpolitik by fighting the hard battle that led to the success of its mandate and to the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. This timely work reminds us all that indeed the past is prologue. [Subject: Yugoslavia, Criminology, War Crimes]
Number of Pages: 452
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Language: English
Street Date: June 10, 2017
TCIN: 52741690
UPC: 9781780685038
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7736
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