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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds memoir expectations, July 17, 2009
This review is from: Madame Prosecutor: Confrontations with Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity (Hardcover)
Today's news report explains the gist of this book the best.

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Serbia fully committed to cooperation with ICTY

President of the National Council for Cooperation with the ICTY Rasim Ljajic met today with ICTY President Patrick Robinson. This is Robinson's first official visit to Belgrade.

According to a statement issued by the National Council, Ljajic informed Robinson about Serbia's efforts and commitment in cooperating with the tribunal.

Ljajic also told Robinson about current activities for apprehending the remaining two Hague indictees, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic.

Robinson said that he is aware of the changes in Serbia's overall political climate and of the commitment of the Serbian authorities to fully cooperate with the tribunal, adding that he thinks that this is extremely important for confronting the past, for reconciliation to take place in the region and for strengthening the rule of law.

Serbia's initiative to create conditions for Hague indictees found guilty to serve their prison terms in their respective countries was also discussed at the meeting.

Robinson stressed that the ICTY has received several such demands from Slovenia and Croatia, adding that this is the right moment to consider the issue and it is possible that the Security Council will make a final decision regarding this matter within the foreseeable future.

The issue of providing medical aid to indictees in detention was also discussed. It was stated that Serbian doctors should be more involved in this process.

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Carla Del Ponte goes into juicy and fascinating -- in a terrifying sense -- detail to expose the pretense from the above news clipping. You'll get a behind the scenes look into the dirty world of international politics that shows that law and justice are not that close together. She lifts the vail off some of the key players from the past years which gives us a lot of insight into today's key players (e.g. Rasim Ljajic and Patrick Robinson in the news clipping). I agree with the previous reviewer that it reads like a thriller rather than a memoir. Was there a lot of details that could bore some readers? Yes. I think the details are what make this book so interesting and at times frustrating. You'll feel her frustration as she fights to bring justice and some sort of piece of mind to the victims' families from Rwandan and Srebrenica genocides. Whether reading about the war crimes in Rwanda or former Yugoslavia you'll see that the overall picture is the same with the exception of maybe geography.
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2010 3:56:06 PM PST
blinko says:
Thats great but what we have here with this review is another whitewash of the crimes of the muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo.
The truth will eventually come out. For example the reviewer does not mention the three hundred Serb prisoners taken to Albania and butchered for their organs which were then shipped to Turkey. How inconvenient of the reviewer. Yes indeed all the evil is contained to the Serb side. Oh what about the muslim shelling of their own positions to increase muslim casualties and hasten Nato intervention? No mention of that. Tsk tsk l wouldnt want to be a Serb. There is no justice for Serbs, only a free ride for muslims - helping to spread the islamisation of Europe.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 6:31:47 PM PST
vitamin says:
Read before you troll.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 8:02:20 PM PST
blinko says:
My comment refers to the inane and selective book review, you slag.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 8:09:07 PM PST
vitamin says:
Read the book, then troll.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 9:11:25 PM PST
blinko says:
Why read a book written by an anti Christian leftist whore who lied - and now faces prosecution because finally the authorities could no longer ignore her lies.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/aug/18/carla-del-ponte-prosecution
You're the bot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 9:25:37 PM PST
vitamin says:
Why comment on Amazon if you don't read the books?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 10:27:27 PM PST
blinko says:
Why other getting out of bed given that youre so brain dead.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2010 5:39:35 AM PST
vitamin says:
You could've read the book by now.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2010 7:21:01 PM PST
blinko says:
l criticised the review posted by the Slovene with the PHD in muslim appeasement. Some of us are sick of the lies put out by the Serb bashing Western liberals. Go count the Serb dead in Kosovo, actually youll need to get weekly updates. Serbs are still being killed in Kosovo. Madame Prosecutor has her Helvetica Diplomatic appointment and her lucrative pensions - and fame. She is a celebrity. Serbs are still being killed in Kosovo.
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