2nd ed. - Oslo : Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2010.
Book — ix, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
This book seeks to make a contribution to the debate on what should be done with the large backlog of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The paper makes four contributions which the authors consider important elements in the discussion on the responsible management of the backlog of case files: a) basic information on the nature of the war crimes machinery established in Bosnia and Herzegovina; b) its economy; c) an analysis of the requirements of a proper inventory of open war crimes files in the criminal justice system of Bosnia and Herzegovina; and d) an analysis of criteria for selection and prioritization of war crimes cases. A generic model for the effective mapping of open war crimes files is developed. The analysis of case selection and prioritization criteria compares practise in Bosnia and Herzegovina with that of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. It suggests four clusters of key criteria.