War crimes prosecutor presses for arrest of Srebrenica killers

[JURIST] The UN war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia called for the arrest of three men responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [Wikipedia profile] of Bosnian Muslims in an address to the UN Security Council [press release] Monday. Carla del Ponte [BBC profile] outlined the successes of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] to date, but emphasized the need for increased cooperation by local governemnts with the Serbian government, NATO and European forces to bring the remaining fugitives to justice. Del Ponte commended Serbia for a recent change in attitude illustrated by increased access to documents and witnesses and the transfer of 14 accused since December 2004. She said, however, that there are currently seven fugitives "within reach of Serbian authorities" including Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile; JURIST report], Ratko Mladic [BBC profile] and Zdravko Tolimir [ICTY charges], "the three accused most responsible for Srebreneca." AP has more.



 

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