EU Delegation: Full cooperation with ICTY and MICT needed

The Tribunal building in The Hague; Photo: WikiCommons/Julian Nitzsche

SARAJEVO – Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a statement on the judgement in the case of Prlić and consorts before the ICTY by the Appeals Chamber.

“The judgement in the case of Prlić and consorts before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) by the Appeals Chamber brings to a closure a case which started in 2004, relating to tragic events.”

The statement further goes by saying that their sympathies are with those who survived and those who lost their loved ones.

“While we do not comment individual judgements, we fully respect the decisions of the ICTY and support its work. We strongly reiterate the need for full cooperation with ICTY as well as its successor Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.”

It is also said that the European Union trusts that all the countries in the region are determined and committed to work towards reconciliation, regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations.

“We expect all political leaders in the region to honour the victims by promoting and respecting these commitments.”