Prosecutors of ex-Yugoslav republics cooperate with Hague Tribunal

Court presidents and prosecutors of the former Yugoslav republics shared the view that international cooperation in hunting war criminals is good, but it must be improved.

This was the keynote of the conference on the legacy of the Hague Tribunal, attended by the court’s officials and international experts.

The President of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Medzida Kreso said the national court successfully continues the proceedings launched by the tribunal, adding that this is the most important in the legacy of the Hague Tribunal.

After the completion of current proceedings, the tribunal’s archive should be handed over to Sarajevo because the worst atrocities had been committed during the Bosnia war, Kreso said.

Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic objected Kreso’s proposal, saying that the tribunal’s archive could be misused and said it would be better to leave in The Hague or be transferred in New York.

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