Live Debate from 20th February to 5th March 2013
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?
Live Debate from 10th to 21st June 2013
The Turkish economy is growing, together with the country's influence in the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East. The recent protests, however, are highlighting issues which in Turkish society remain unresolved: the level of democracy, the freedom of the press and the distribution of wealth. An EU candidate since 1999, Turkey is still waiting. Enlargement fatigue, the scepticism of some EU countries, and fear of its 80 million of inhabitants, the vast majority Muslims, are keeping her on the waiting line. But does Turkey really belong in the European Union?