“A U.N. war crimes courtroom in which a Bosnian Serb general was prosecuted for atrocities committed during the siege of Sarajevo has been moved to the Bosnian capital to preserve the legacy of the first attempt to hold war criminals to account since World War Two.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which closed down last year after prosecuting 161 suspects for crimes committed during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, had agreed to move the original courtroom and archives to Sarajevo, where 11,000 people were killed during the siege.

‘Sarajevo is the first city after Nuremberg which has the original courtroom of an international criminal tribunal and … a possibility to witness its mandate,’ said Mila Eminovic, the head of the ICTY Information Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” (Reuters)