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Inquiry urged into Yugoslav tribunal

The UN court set up to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed in the Balkans has come under scrutiny following allegations that verdicts have been made under political pressure.

An email has emerged, reportedly written by a Danish judge, which alleges that powerful external forces are manipulating the court to protect themselves from future investigations.

Lawyers and victims say an inquiry must be set up to find out if the allegations are true.

As Anna Holligan reports from the Hague, the court is under pressure amid concerns that recent changes have made it harder to convict top war criminals.

  • 17 Jun 2013