It is almost meaningless to celebrate the victory of ‘justice’ in the Radovan Karadzic appeal verdict while the politics of denying war crimes flourishes all over the Balkans.
US lawyer Jack Smith has been appointed as the new Specialist Prosecutor at the The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers after the departure of his predecessor raised concerns that cases could be delayed.
Despite slow progress, Kosovo has taken initiative to address atrocities committed during the war. Now the country must focus its efforts on RECOM, education reform, and missing persons.
A critical look at ICTY's approach towards victims in light of its closing ceremony, as viewed online from Prishtina, Kosovo.
Risking to repeat mistakes made by previous international justice mechanisms, the Specialist Chambers need to change their strategy and address Kosovo society as a whole.