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International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Alternate Title ICTY home page; Tribunal Pénal International pour l'ex-Yougoslavie
Creator International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991
Organization Type Other organization types
Organization Based In Netherlands
Geographic Focus Serbia and Montenegro; Yugoslavia
Subjects International law; Yugoslav War Crime Trials, Hague, Netherlands, 1994-; Transitional justice; Crimes against humanity; Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities
Summary The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Its objectives are: to bring to justice persons allegedly responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law, to render justice to the victims, to deter further crimes, to contribute to the restoration of peace by holding accountable persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law. The Tribunal's authority is to prosecute and try four clusters of offences: Grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, Violations of the laws or customs of war, Genocide, Crimes against humanity.
Languages English