Slobodan Milosevic on Trial by Michael P. Scharf
A Companion

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From 1991 to 1999, Slobodan Milosevic launched and ultimately lost four Balkan wars, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of millions. He saw himself as a modern day Abe Lincoln, employing force in a valiant effort to hold his crumbling Yugoslavia together. But the ruthless Serb leader's tactics included systematic war crimes and ethnic cleansing, ultimately prompting the U. S. and its NATO allies to launch a controversial military intervention in the spring of 1999 to halt the bloodshed.Now Milosevic is on trial in The Hague before the United Nations-created International War Crimes Tribunal. He is the first former head of state ever to face international justice. The televised trial of Slobodan Milosevic is expected to last for two years and could well prove to be the most watched criminal proceedings since the trial of O. J. Simpson.There is much the public will want to know about this historic and complex trial. Written in a lively, journalistic style by two of the leading experts on the International War Crimes Tribunal, Slobodan Milosevic on Trial: A Companion is designed to inform the reader about what to watch for, who the players are, what the rules are, who has won in the past, and who is likely to win this time. Complete with maps, photos, and a glossary of legal terms, this comprehensive guide to the Milosevic trial will help the public understand the important and complex proceedings taking place in The Hague.
 

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Michael Scharf held high-level posts during the first Bush and Clinton Administrations in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. Since 1993, he has been a Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for International Law and Policy at the New England School of Law. He is the author of seven books, including Balkan Justice (nominated for a Pulitzer in 1998) and The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (named the outstanding book in international law in 1999). Bill Schabas has been Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland since 2000. Before that, he was dean of the faculty of law at the University of Montreal. A former journalist, he is the author of twelve books, including Introduction to the International Criminal Court (2001) and Genocide in International Law (2000). He has served on human rights missions to Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Cambodia. Michael Scharf held high-level posts during the first Bush and Clinton Administrations in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. Since 1993, he has been a Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for International Law and Policy at the New England School of Law. He is the author of seven books, including Balkan Justice (nominated for a Pulitzer in 1998) and The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (named the outstanding book in international law in 1999). Bill Schabas has been Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland since 2000. Before that, he was dean of the faculty of law at the University of Montreal. A former journalist, he is the author of twelve books, including Introduction to the International Criminal Court (2001) and Genocide in International Law (2000). He has served on human rights missions to Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Cambodia.
 
Published August 1, 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic. 184 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Schabas, professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, offer a field guide to case number IT-02-54 at The Hague in Slobodan Milosevic on Trial: A Companion.

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