The Trial of Slobodan Milošević and the Corruption of International Justice

Slobodan Milošević died in prison in 2006 during a four-year marathon trial at The Hague for war crimes after a shameful show trial. John Laughland was one of the last Western journalists to meet him. He followed the trial from the beginning and wrote extensively on it, challenging the legitimacy of the Yugoslav Tribunal and the utter hypocrisy of ‘international justice’. In his short and readable book Laughland gives a full account of the trial – the longest criminal trial in history – from the moment the indictment was issued at the height of NATO’s attack on Yugoslavia to the day of Milošević’s mysterious death in custody. ‘International justice’ is supposed to hold war criminals to account but, as the trials of both Milošević; and Saddam Hussein show, the indictments are politically motivated and the judicial procedures are irredeemably corrupt.

The ICC does not prosecute war criminals, on the contrary; it protects them. It is a joke, and a bad one. Israel and the US for example are number 1&2 violators of (meaningless) UN resolutions and are guilty of the worst crimes against humanity but are exempted from any form of legal persecution by the kangaroo courts in The Hague. The ICC and its tribunals like the ICTY have developed into one of the most blatant illustrations of double standards and immorality. And all this with the consent of the Dutch citizens who are happy with the fact that their country is facilitating the presence of these kind of immoral illegal imperial institutions in their living room.

Renegade Editor’s Note: So why did the US come out so strongly against the “Nazi” Serbs? NATO’s commanding general at the time was jew Wesley Clark, who remarked at the start of the war:

Let’s not forget what the origin of the problem is. There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.

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