On the occasion of Human Rights Day, Professor David Pettigrew, a member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada
With Šešelj’s Release from the Hague – Can There be Justice on the Ground in Bosnia?
Does ICTY has lost credibility after the release of Vojislav Seselj?
There is no doubt that the work of the ICTY is profoundly important, but Šešelj’s release indicates the troubling limits of the judgments of the Court. For example, even if Radovan Karadžić would be convicted on both counts of Genocide, the entity of Republika Sprska, with its political and cultural policies of genocide denial and the glorification of war criminals, would continue to exist, thereby circumscribing the limits of judicial processes in matters of justice and human rights.