Croatia, who joined the EU on 1 July, is already entangled in a major conflict with the European Commission. In late June, Zagreb changed its legislation, not allowing the European Arrest Warrant to apply for crimes committed before 2002.
Croatia joined The Hague tribunal yesterday (21 July) in demanding the extradition of war criminal Goran Hadži?, who was arrested two days ago in Serbia. With the last fugitive war criminals from the former Yugoslavia now finally behind bars, many are asking how he was able to hide for so long and who helped him.
The rationale for the existence of a tribunal to redress the evils committed in South-Eastern Europe during the nineties is not yet exhausted, claimed Serge Brammertz, chief UN prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on 26 January 2010.
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