Brammertz: War criminals still celebrated in W. Balkans

Serge Brammertz is concerned because politicians and government officials in the W. Balkans are undermining the trust in judicial accountability for war crimes.

Source: Tanjug
(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said this on Thursday.

War criminals are still celebrated, he told the UN Security Council.

In a regular report on the region's cooperation with the Hague-based court, Brammertz said the Office of the Prosecutor shared the deep concern of ICTY President Judge Carmel Agius over Serbia's continued ignoring and violation of the legal obligation of cooperating with the ICTY.

There has been a significant regression in judicial cooperation due to the Serbian authorities' failure to execute a war crimes sentence in the Djukic case.

There is very little evidence Serbia is supporting war crimes prosecutions, he said.

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