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UN debate on role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation

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FCO responds to comments made in the UN General Assembly debate on the role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation on Wednesday.

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A Foreign Office spokesperson said:

The statement delivered on behalf of the EU and its Member States during the Thematic Debate in the General Assembly on the Role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation on Wednesday set out our clear and strong support for the international criminal tribunals.

We are deeply disappointed by the inflammatory way in which the President of Serbia attempted to call in question the legitimacy, impartiality, independence and propriety of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and rewrite history. We categorically reject his assertions. The Tribunal has discharged its mandate justly and with integrity and, in doing so, has made a remarkable contribution to the fight against impunity.

Further Information

Read the EU Statement at the Thematic Debate on The Role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation

Visit the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia website

Published 12 April 2013