SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Some civil rights activists and war victims have protested during the speech of the president of the U.N. war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia at a conference dedicated to the court's 20th anniversary.
A group of young activists stood up and held a banner saying "R.I.P. Justice" and then walked out when Theodor Meron began his speech Wednesday. At the same time a group of mothers of Bosnian Muslim killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre sat with their backs turned to him.
The tribunal was set up in 1993 to deal with crimes committed in the wars that ragged in former Yugoslavia in 1990s. Meron's critics have asked him to resign following a string of acquittals during his mandate at the court's helm.