Publié le 01/12/2015

Jean-Arnault DÉRENS

Established to hold trials for crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has vacillated between its punitive purpose and writing the history of this period.

By and large, it has failed to prosecute for crimes committed in Kosovo at the end of the decade. Finally, a string of acquittals led to questions being raised about the very responsibility held by the ICTY. The Court’s ultimate failure thwarts regional reconciliation in favor of a political course towards European integration.


Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015 [1]