Archives for posts with tag: ICTY
To commemorate the inception of the 1992 siege of Sarajevo that began today & lasted through February 29, 1996, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey published via Huffington Post –
“Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege.” As an historical content, several links are included of his interviews from AP Archives, as well as original YouTube Video: “U2 & L. Pavarotti/Miss Sarajevo.”
Sarajevo remains true to its core even as both current peace & memory of recent conflict remind of what was. The future has confirmed that Sarajevo was resisting the baser instincts & the ideologies or theologies such claim today. — Read More —

UN Tribunals Crucial for Delivering Justice for Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, Security Council Told

Judge Theodor Meron, President of ICTY & the MICT, noted international courts on their own cannot resolve long-running historical conflicts, must be part of a “panoply of transitional justice measures,” including broader societal efforts, spearheaded by community leaders, focused on history, memory, responsibility, & respect for the rule of law.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

All individual leaders — and, for that matter, ideologies — are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria’s citizens. That would be a sell-out!

Pionirska Street Live Pyre – Another Bosnian Nightmare

RECOMMENDED read for all interested in the pursuit of justice Never To Be Forgotten – Some 70 Bosniaks from the village of Koritnik – including a newborn baby – became part of a live pyre, when shut in a house, & deliberately set on fire in June 1992. A Memorial, not a highway needs to be established for victims’ legacy & their families.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace “Arctic Sunrise” Seizure and Arrests: By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Perhaps just as critical for the evolution of international environmental activism, there is now an international legal precedent that may offer both greater protection and responsibility.

Blog Report: RULE OF MIGHTY OR RULE OF LAW? By Ambassador Mo
None have joined the International Criminal Court, but India, Pakistan, Israel & North Korea have become “nuclear club” members & Iran may have similar ambitions. The US, Russia & China are also nuclear weapons powers while viewing themselves above the rule of law, at least as far as the ICC is concerned. As permanent UNSC members, they can refer other states to ICC all ostensibly in name of international peace & security.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/rule-of-mighty-or-rule-of-law/56226Image

Blog Report: HAS KARADZIC COURT BECOME APOLOGISTS’ JUSTICE? By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
It is not about Radovan Karadzic but those who legitimized his role then & now. The evidence against Karadzic also condemns the apologists for ethnic cleansing & those who continue to insist upon a future as well as map for Bosnia & Herzegovina carved via ethnic genocide throughout the whole country and not just Srebrenica. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/has-karadzic-court-become-apologists-justice/54781Image

Blog Report: CRIMES/CRIMINALS OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA/RWANDA POST TRIBUNALS? By Ambassador Mo
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), presumably will ensure no impunity for those responsible for serious crimes committed in Rwanda & the Balkans in the 1990s, even after the two Tribunals close. The ICTY was set up in 1993 to deal with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/crimescriminals-of-former-yugoslaviarwanda-post-tribunals/54725Image

ImageBlog Report: DISINGENUOUS (IN)ACTION GROUP ON SYRIA PEACE? By Ambassador Mo
The new Syria peace initiative is more of the same, in fact it is not even new. Quickly stitched together during “Action Group on Syria” conference in Geneva it does not pave a new road to peace as advertised. One final bad omen – just ask the Bosnians/Herzegovinians: You know you are at a dead end when your “peace conferences” move to Geneva.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/disingenuous-inaction-group-on-syria-peace/54676

Blog Report: RULE OF LAW ON ITS HEAD IN KARADZIC RULING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA? By AImagembassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Did Court succumb to political pressure or simply lapse in legal judgment in dismissing the broad genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic? You can read the Press Release from the ICTY below, but very briefly the judgment fails at least on 2 grounds. In UN Photo from 1993 – Radovan Karadzic displays his new map for Bosnia & Herzegovina drawn to reflect his vision of an ethnically/artificially redesigned “territory”. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/rule-of-law-on-its-head-in-karadzic-ruling-in-bosnia-herzegovina/54621