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Helsinki Watch Releases Eight Cases for War Crimes Tribunal on Former Yugoslavia

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With great fanfare, the U.N. Security Council, in February 1993, called for the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of war crimes in the Balkan conflict. While evidence of war crimes disappears daily and witnesses and survivors scatter across the globe, we call on the international community to act now and this document presents summaries of eight cases that, with immediate investigation, will be strong candidates for prosecution. It identifies twenty-nine possible defendants by name, links each defendant to specific crimes and, in turn, enumerates potential violations of the pertinent law.