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ICTY President Judge - Djindjic assassination "heavy blow" to rule of law

[JURIST] The new President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website], NYU law professor Theodor Meron [faculty profile], issued a statement Thursday on yesterday's assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, who had played a decisive role in bringing former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to the ICTY for trial. Judge Meron said: "Mr. Djindjic's cooperation with the Tribunal brought international justice closer to a region which saw terrible atrocities. His death is a heavy blow to individual accountability for violations of International Humanitarian Law and to the rule of law." Read the full statement from the ICTY.

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