Судебный процесс над Милошевичем не был напрасным

Слободан Милошевич ускользнул от правосудия, и, таким образом, продемонстрировал тщетность попытки разобраться с военными преступниками посредством международных преследований. По крайней мере, такой вывод сделали некоторые люди после смерти Милошевича в гаагской тюрьме. Тот факт, что он смог растянуть судебный процесс на четыре года и, более того, избежать приговора, считают доказательством того, что международное сообщество напрасно тратит свои средства, подвергая таких людей судебному процессу за их злодеяния.

Даже самые преданные сторонники международного правосудия полагают, что у Международного трибунала по бывшей Югославии (МТБЮ) было много недостатков. Все, кто был связан с ним, были незнакомы с такими судебными процессами, и им пришлось всё понимать на месте, т.к. таких органов не существовало со времён судов в Нюрнберге и Токио после второй мировой войны.

Более того, послевоенными органами были суды, в которых победившие в войне судили проигравших, а обвиняемые уже были лишены свободы. В отличие от таких судов МТБЮ не может арестовывать обвиняемых. Он должен полагаться на меры убеждения, чтобы обеспечить сотрудничество всех сторон – сотрудничества, которого до сих пор нет в делах двух самых «отличившихся» в Боснийской войне обвиняемых: Радована Караджича и Ратко Младича.

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