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Conference examines Milosevic trial

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A conference at Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington will dissect the Slobodan Milosevic trial and determine its impact on international criminal law. Milosevic's death in 2006 brought his trial to an abrupt halt just 10 days before its end, leaving the court, the people of the former Yugoslavia, and the world without a definitive legal resolution.

"The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy" will address several key issues, including measuring the impact of trials in affected communities; devising case management and institutional design lessons for complex leadership trials; and considering the relationship between formal and legal processes and broader post-conflict transitional justice initiatives.

Conference participants include Zdenko Tomanovic, Law Office Tomanovic and Milosevic's legal advisor; Marco Prelec, director of the Balkans Project at International Crisis Group and former research officer with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and Nina Kisic, lawyer in the criminal defense section, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The event is free and open to the public Feb. 19-21. More details about the speakers, topics, and a tentative schedule are available on the law school's Web site. The conference is co-sponsored by IU's Russian and East European Institute and Center for West European Studies.

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