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Former Yugoslavia: Memorandum to the United Nations: the question of justice and fairness in the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

, Index number: EUR 48/002/1993

In this Memorandum, submitted to the UN Secretary-General, Amnesty International makes a number of recommendations about the establishment, jurisdiction, composition, powers and safeguards of the Tribunal. Part A of this document gives an overview and summary of these recommendations. Part B provides a detailed discussion of the recommendations under the following headings: creation of the Tribunal; independence and qualification of judges; competence of the Tribunal; investigations; prosecution; trials in absentia; protection of the accused; protection of victims; rights to compensation, restitution and rehabilitation; relationship between international and national jurisdictions; rights of appeal; penalties and supervision of sentences; and resources.

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