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View Resource The Proposed International Criminal Court

This week's In the News concerns the UN Conference, July 26-August 13, focussing on the proposed International Criminal Court. Once established, the International Criminal Court will have a permanent status and global jurisdiction. It will be the first court of its kind empowered to investigate and charge individuals, rather than countries, who commit the most serious of crimes against the...
View Resource International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The ICTY was established by the UN Security Council in May 1993 to "prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991." This site was recently established to provide information on the Tribunal's proceedings. Users can view the latest documents and news, press releases, and lists of detainees and...
View Resource Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Abuses Against Serbs and Roma in the New Kosovo

The latest reports from Human Rights Watch (last reviewed in the July 13, 1999 Scout Report for Social Sciences) examine the violence against Serbs and Roma in Kosovo. This eighteen-page report documents a wide variety of human rights abuses committed against the Serb minority and Roma population by ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. The report is accompanied by a brief photo essay.