Thursday, 4 September 2008

Serbia determined to join EU

Following the arrest of Radovan Karadžić, the Foreign Minister of Serbia, Vuk Jeremić, has said that his country is determined to join the EU and that it wants to obtain the status of a candidate country by the end of the year. Jeremić re-stated his country’s determination to preserve its territorial integrity and to regain control over Kosovo. He said that Serbia had demonstrated its support for international law by handing over Karadžić but that it expected international law to be respected over Kosovo too. Asked about the arrest of Ratko Mladić, Jeremić gave a very strong hint that it would happen soon. He said, though, that he expected countries which are in any case opposed to Serbia’s accession to come up with new pretexts to stop it, even after a future Mladić arrest. Jeremić also confirmed that Serbia will apply in the autumn at the UN General Assembly for a ruling from the International Court of Justice in The Hague (the United Nations’ court of arbitration, not a criminal tribunal) on whether or not Kosovo’s declaration of independence is legal under international law. Its case is strong, since of course it is UN Security Council Resolution 1244 from 1999 which reaffirmed that Kosovo is part of Serbia. Jeremić said that he could not imagine the General Assembly refusing the agree to such a request for a ruling from the ICJ. Some Western states are trying to prevent Serbia’s request from being granted. Jeremić said, “Serbia is under strong pressure to respect international law where the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is concerned. We should therefore not be prevented from seeking protection from international law where Kosovo is concerned.” Jeremić was also asked why Serbia had decided to send its ambassadors back to those countries which have recognised the independence Kosovo: they had been recalled to Belgrade for extensive consultations by the previous government. He replied that an intensive diplomatic effort was needed to achieve the goal of obtaining candidate status by the end of the year. He also said that Belgrade hoped to undertake dialogue with the secessionist authorities in Kosovo by putting aside for a while the question of status. Jeremić repeated Belgrade’s refusal to accept the legitimacy of the EU mission in Kosovo, which is not legitimised by any UN resolution and which implements the very Ahtisaari plan which Belgrade rejected. On the other hand, he also said that he was ready to work with the new international authority in Kosovo, i.e. with EULEX. [Interview, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 25 July 2008]

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lpcyusa said...

What It’s Like to Chill Out With Whom the World Considers the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic and Goran Hadzic (+) Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator

Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand. Mladic, a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at large and currently having a five million dollar bounty on his head for genocide by the international community. Yet there I was with my two best friends at the time, a former Serbian diplomat, his wife, and Ratko Mladic just chilling. There was no security, nothing you’d ordinarily expect in such circumstances. Referring to himself merely as, Sharko; this is the story of it all came about.
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lpcyusa said...

Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court/Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case
(The Documentary Secret United Nations ICC Meeting Papers Scanned Images)

This legal technicality indicates the Hague must dismiss charges against Dr Karadzic and others awaiting trials in the Hague jail; like it or not.

Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states instituting the ICC & ICTY housed at the Hague, insofar as the, Radovan Karadzic, as with the other Hague cases awaiting trial there, I personally witnessed these United Nations member states openly speaking about trading judicial appointments and verdicts for financial funding when I attended the 2001 ICC Preparatory Meetings at the UN in Manhattan making the iCTY and ICC morally incapable trying Radovan Karazdic and others.

I witnessed with my own eyes and ears when attending the 2001 Preparatory Meetings to establish an newly emergent International Criminal Court, the exact caliber of criminal corruption running so very deeply at the Hague, that it was a perfectly viable topic of legitimate conversation in those meetings I attended to debate trading verdicts AND judicial appointments, for monetary funding.

Jilly wrote:*The rep from Spain became distraught and when her country’s proposal was not taken to well by the chair of the meeting , then Spain argued in a particularly loud and noticably strongly vocal manner, “Spain (my country) strongly believes if we contribute most financial support to the Hague’s highest court, that ought to give us and other countries feeding it financially MORE direct power over its decisions.”

((((((((((((((((((((((((( ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Instead of censoring the country representative from Spain for even bringing up this unjust, illegal and unfair judicial idea of bribery for international judicial verdicts and judicial appointments, all country representatives present in the meeting that day all treated the Spain proposition as a ”totally legitimate topic” discussed and debated it between each other for some time. I was quite shocked!
The idea was "let's discuss it." "It's a great topic to discuss."

Some countries agreed with Spain’s propositions while others did not. The point here is, bribery for judicial verdicts and judicial appointments was treated as a totally legitimate topic instead of an illegitimate toic which it is in the meeting that I attended in 2001 that day to establish the ground work for a newly emergent international criminal court.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

In particular., since "Spain" was so overtly unafraid in bringing up this topic of trading financial funding the ICC for influence over its future judicial appointments and verdicts in front of every other UN member state present that day at the UN, "Spain" must have already known by previous experience the topic of bribery was "socially acceptable" for conversation that day. They must have previously spoke about bribing the ICTY and
ICC before in meetings; this is my take an international sociological honor student. SPAIN's diplomatic gesture of international justice insofar as, Serbia, in all of this is, disgusting morally!

I represented the state interests' of the Former Yugoslavia, in Darko Trifunovic’s absence in those meetings and I am proud to undertake this effort on Serbia’s behalf.