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The international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and fair trial rights: a closer look

Sloan, J. (1996) The international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and fair trial rights: a closer look. Leiden Journal of International Law, 9 (2). pp. 479-501. ISSN 0922-1565 (doi:10.1017/S0922156596000374)

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Abstract

In a recent article lamenting the perception of partiality created by an activist judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), one commentator observed the general lack of scrutiny to which the ICTY is being held in its treatment of the rights of the accused. He noted that it “is a court without legal critics: no complaint about its conduct may be made to the Human Rights Committee in Geneva or to the European Court [of Human Rights], and human rights lobbies have tended to look the other way.” Indeed, it is in a position that many governments, fatigued by what many of them consider to be cumbersome reporting obligations and troublesome individual complaints procedures under the United Nations treaty body system, would envy.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Sloan, Dr James
Authors: Sloan, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Leiden Journal of International Law
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0922-1565
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1996 Foundation of the Leiden Journal of International Law
First Published:First published in Leiden Journal of International Law 9(2):479-501
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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