First published in 2000, this volume is an examination of the issues of reconciliation after civil wars and the role international war crimes tribunals play in facilitating that reconciliation, apart from enforcing justice against perpetrators of war crimes. It argues that a war crime tribunal is partial and operates with no regard for the policy purpose of reconciliation, is likely to install all opposites of confidence and security in regions infested by civil warfare, and that their results will thus be counterproductive and will result in further loss of life and destruction.
Table of Contents
1. The Background and Diplomatic Significance of the ICTY. 2. The Nature of the Peace in the Former Yugoslavia: Heroes and Criminals – How to Distinguish Them? 3. The Political Landscape of Peace in the Balkans. 4. The ICTY’s Aspirations, its Statute, and Some of the Legal Inconsistencies in its Establishment. 5. The First Indictments and What They Show. 6. Crimes and Responsibility in a Civil War. 7. Policy Issues. 8. NATO and the ICTY.