Has the ICTY contributed to reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia?

In 1993 the United Nations Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. One of the main aims of the ICTY was to “contribute to the restoration and maintenance of peace” in the region. The results of the Tribunal's work have been recently assessed by the ICTY President, judge Theodor Meron, in the last report presented to the United Nations General Assembly: “The remarkable achievements of the Tribunal [...] have contributed to bringing peace and reconciliation to the countries of the former Yugoslavia [...] forging a new international culture of accountability”. Is it so?

08/02/2013 - 

From 20 February to 5 March

Refik Hodžić, journalist and film maker


Janine Natalya Clark, lecturer and researcher

will try to answer the question.

You can join the live debate commenting on the expert's positions or taking part to the poll. The debate will be on line from 20 February.