Essay about The Way Justice Works Throughout The International Community

1343 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
In order to understand the way justice works throughout the international community, a person must understand the history behind the system and all the reasons it came to be. The Bosnia Case was the public international case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro. Dr. Francis Boyle, an adviser to Alija Izetbegović, the first Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War, filed the case. A document issued by the International Court of Justice stated that,

“25,000 Bosnian Muslims, most of them women, children and elderly people who were living in the area, were uprooted and, in an atmosphere of terror, loaded onto overcrowded buses by the Bosnian Serb forces and transported across the confrontation lines into Bosnian Muslim-held territory.” (International Court of Justice)

The case, held at the International Court of Justice, began hearing cases on May 27th of 2006. Along with the The Bosnia Case, The Nuremberg Trials set a precedent for the way humankind treats those who have committed acts of terror a seen as crimes against humanity, but the official International Criminal Court was not mandated until the 1990s, at the end of the Cold War. The crimes committed against humanity tried during the Bosnia Case created an urgency among people to establish a long lasting International Criminal Court, and the ICC’s processes of prosecuting individuals accused of committing crimes against the international community are based on what…

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