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Insight With Julian Borger: The Search For Balkan War Criminals

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Insight With Julian Borger: The Search For Balkan War Criminals

When war ends, the conflict of culpability begins

The Balkan Wars of the nineties resulted in the worst war crimes seen in Europe since the Nazi era. When the fighting ended, a fourteen-year manhunt began in order to bring those responsible to justice. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia eventually accounted for all 161 suspects on its wanted list, including Radovan Karadžić, Ratko Mladić and Slobodan Milošević, a feat never before achieved in political and military history. In his new book The Butcher’s Trail, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor Julian Borger, documents this monumental manhunt. He will be joining us to reveal what he discovered from the special forces sol­diers, intelligence officials, and investigators that were involved, and how this process could set a precedent for bringing future war criminals to justice.

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