The ICTY Closes its Doors: The End of an Era

The ICTY Closes its Doors: The End of an Era

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After 24 years of existence, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia officially closed its doors in December, marking the end of an era. The ICTY served 161 indictments and completed 126 cases in its tenure. While the ICTY faced many issues, ranging from arrest delays to difficult and prolonged investigations, it was a pioneering court that helped establish the field of international criminal law.