War Crimes: Nuremberg and Sarajevo
By Hasan Zillur Rahim
The Nuremburg trials, lasting from November 1945 to October 1946, established crimes against humanity--exterminations, deportations, and genocide--as war crimes. By those criteria, the world has known all along that Serbs have been guilty of war crimes in the three-year-old conflict in Bosnia. Until recently, however, "official" acknowledgment of any kind was lacking. This has now changed.
On Feb. 13 of this year, the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, issued indictments charging 21 Serbs, including commanders and guards of concentration camps, with war crimes. More …