In a busy week for judgments I’ve not yet mentioned the arrest of Radovan Karadzic and his transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. But I’m as pleased as anyone else about it. Of course leaders like Milosevic and perhaps Karadzic can make the proceedings look like a charade, and of course a conviction does very little to produce anything that can be called justice. But we now live in a world where brutal political careers are increasingly likely to end in court and in prison: that’s a historical shift that’s very welcome.

Here’s general information on his case, and here’s the 2000 indictment.

2008-08-01T00:08:00+00:00Tags: , |