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Outrage at UN court's 'rewriting' of Balkans wars

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojslav Seselj attends a press conference in Belgrade on March 31, 2016Legal experts and historians have reacted with outrage to the controversial war crimes acquittal of firebrand Serb Vojislav Seselj, saying it overturns international law and rewrites the history of the Balkans conflict. “The decision of the majority (judges) is divorced from the reality of what was happening in Croatia and Bosnia,” former top US diplomat on war crimes issues, Stephen Rapp, told AFP. No stranger to complex cases, having led the prosecution of ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor, Rapp said he was very “disappointed” that Seselj was on Thursday found not guilty of nine charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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