THE credibility of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague is in shreds and few understand the reasoning behind recent judgments. This seems to be the consensus of comments made in the wake of two landmark judgements last week. In one the Croatian state was implicated in war crimes in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war. And in another Serbian officials were acquitted.
Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, who has a long history of involvement in Balkans summed it in a tweet: “it is becoming increasingly difficult to see the consistency or logic in the different judgements.” Continue reading