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UN tribunal transfers war crimes suspect to Bosnian court

[JURIST] In the first case of a transfer from a UN tribunal [ICTY press release] to a Balkan country, Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Stankovic [UN indictment, PDF] has been moved from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] in The Hague to be tried in a Bosnian state court. Tribunal spokesman Matias Hellman confirmed the move Thursday. The decision bolsters the credibility of the Bosnian court system and helps to reduce the case load of the tribunal, which is expected to wrap up its work around 2010. AFP has more.

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