Fmr researcher for ICTY: Serbia never accepted its borders

Fmr researcher for ICTY: Serbia never accepted its borders

Fmr researcher for ICTY: Serbia never accepted its borders Izvor: N1

Serbia never accepted its current borders and still wants to consolidate them, a former researcher at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia Nevenka Tromp told N1 on Friday.

Statements on correcting the borders with Kosovo and development of Serbia's relations with Bosnia's Serb-majority region, Republika Srpska, according to Tromp, tell that Serbia never accepted its current borders.

“And it tells us something even more serious, which is that the process of disintegration of Yugoslavia never ended. Why? Because the borders of Kosovo and Bosnia are still under the question, and Serbia still wants to consolidate its borders because it never reconciled with what it has now,” she told N1's Dan uzivo programme.

Tromp, currently a professor at the University of Amsterdam, used to work on historical and political topics in trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic from 2000 until his death in May 2006, which is the main topic of her book The Unfinished Trial.

Asked how much the book could help in understanding what was happening during the 1990 war in this region, Tromp said it was only “a small drop of what is yet to happen in order to use the materials of the Hague Tribunal and to draw a full picture on political, historical and now legal background of the wars and crimes that took place.”

Trial of Milosevic, according to her, was the most important in the Tribunal as he was the highest-ranking accused politician and had a great influence on the flow and end of the war.

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