Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Arrest of Radovan Karadzic -- "Triumph for the rule of law"

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The Arrest of Radovan Karadzic

Long-overdue, but encouraging nonetheless. A reaffirmation of humanity's guiding principles. Hopefully, the Hague is going to get crowded in the years ahead. If it does, after awhile, it will rarely have to be used for war crimes tribunals. -- Richard Power

The arrest of Radovan Karadzic, the wartime Bosnian Serb leader, is a triumph for the rule of law, the pursuit of justice and the development of real peace in the war-torn states of the former Yugoslavia.
It has taken too long for the man accused of organising Europe's worst atrocities since the second world war to be caught and put on his way to the international war crimes tribunal. But now that he has been captured, nearly 13 years after he was first charged with war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, Europe should breathe a collective sigh of relief. ...
His capture is welcome vindication of the principle of pursuing alleged war criminals. ...
The main challenge now is to arrest General Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military commander, who is accused, alongside Mr Karadzic, of responsibility for the murderous Sarajevo siege and the Srebrenica massacre. Both deny all charges.
Financial Times, 7-23-08

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