War Crimes Tribunal or Former Yugoslavia Opens Amid Difficulties

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Monday, November 1, 1993
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Volume: 
9
Issue: 
11
451
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On November 17, 1993, the tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia opened amid many legal, political, financial and other problems. Eleven judges took oaths that enable them to try and sentence suspects for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia during its raging war. In an effort to warn governments and other persons in the area to cooperate with the war crimes investigations and proceedings, the United Nations Secretary General for Legal Affairs warned that the UN Security Council will support the tribunal…[more]