Tuesday, March 14, 2006

On justice

I do not want to get into a Balkan political debate, or to defend Milosevic - but John Laughland's piece in the Guardian today is worth a read.

He argues that "the case against Slobodan Milosevic would never have held up in a proper court of law," and argues it convincingly.

If we are going to have an International Criminal Tribunal, and I think we should, it needs to uphold the highest judicial standards. Anything less looks like victor's justice, and undermines not only its own credibility, but also the causes which justify its existence: to bring war criminals to justice, and to deter war crimes in the future.


  1. The Times obituary was excellent too. (Haven't read the Guardian piece).
    PS Couldn't find your dirty toe photos - most disappointed.