Secretary-General pays tribute to late renowned jurist Antonio Cassese

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to Judge Antonio Cassese, a renowned legal expert who died yesterday, calling him “a giant of international law” and a loyal friend to the United Nations.

Former Yugoslav army chief convicted by UN tribunal for war crimes

The United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute the most serious offences committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today convicted Momčilo Perišić for crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army to 27 years in prison.