The Milošević Trial: An Autopsy
The Milošević Trial - An Autopsy provides a cross-disciplinary examination of one of the most controversial war crimes trials of the modern era and its contested legacy for the growing fields of international criminal law and post-conflict justice.
The international trial of Slobodan Milošević, who presided over the violent collapse of Yugoslavia - was already among the longest war crimes trials when Milošević died in 2006. Yet precisely because it ended without judgment, its significance and legacy are specially contested. The contributors to this volume, including trial participants, area specialists, and international law scholars bring a variety of perspectives as they examine the meaning of the trial's termination and its implications for post-conflict justice. The book's approach is intensively cross-disciplinary, weighing the implications for law, politics, and society that modern war crimes trials create.
The time for such an examination is fitting, with the imminent closing of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal and rising debates over its legacy, as well as the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yugoslav conflict. The Milošević Trial - An Autopsy brings thought-provoking insights into the impact of war crimes trials on post-conflict justice.
This is the first cross-disciplinary examination of one of the longest, most controversial war crimes trials of the modern era and its contested legacy for the growing fields of international criminal law and post-conflict justice.
Three distinct types of author are brought together in this volume, addressing the interests of three distinct audiences: Actual trial participants, including members of the defense and prosecution; leading scholars of international criminal law; and area studies experts, the last including voices from the former Yugoslavia.
This volume incorporates law, political science, history and others perspectives, placing the trial and its impact in broader context relevant to thinkers and policymakers interested not only in the wars in Yugoslavia, but their practical lessons for other conflicts and other courts.
Oxford University Press
New York, NY
Slobodan Milošević, International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, Trials (Crimes against humanity)-Netherlands-Hague, War crime trials-Netherlands-Hague, Yugoslav War, Atrocities
Human Rights Law | Law | Military, War, and Peace
Waters, Timothy W., "The Milošević Trial: An Autopsy" (2014). Books & Book Chapters by Maurer Faculty. 62.