International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was created [pdf] in 1993 by UN Resolution 827 to adjudicate the alleged war crimes perpetrated in the region of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The ICTY's term of prosecution has been extended until December 2014. Since its inception, the ICTY has convicted numerous war criminals for atrocities committed in the widespread violence of the Balkan region.The tribunal has been working through an immense caseload for the past twenty years and has recently delegated much of the war crime adjudication to the courts of individual Balkan nations.

 

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