Serb leader is tried by an international tribunal
The Hague, Netherlands
In 1992, armed conflict broke out in Europe for the first time since the end of World War II. The vicious nature of the war in the former Yugoslavia, stoked by an explosive mix of religious, ethnic and historical antagonisms that played out in a series of atrocities committed by various participants, shocked the world. The U.N. Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1993 to try individuals for war crimes and other violations of international human rights law amid the conflict. The court’s “star” defendant was Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Serbia throughout the 1990s until he was ousted in 2000. —Read the article by Randy J. Aliment.
Image: Slobodan Milosevic by Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images.