Nuremberg In Bosnia

The U.S. proposes war-crimes trials of Serbs and Croats

THE CHARGES, ESSENTIALLY OF MASS MURDER OF civilians, have become as repetitious as they are ghastly, until U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger managed to strip away the familiarity and make the accusations arresting again. He named seven Serbs, two Croats and one Muslim allegedly responsible for such atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia; the accused ranged from the very obscure (concentration-camp commander Drago Prcac) to the globally notorious (Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic). All, said Eagleburger, should be hauled before an international court of justice -- a "second Nuremberg" -- and tried for war crimes.

No international body, however, has any practical...

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