- Newsmaker: International Criminal Court Founded Despite US
A new institution came into being today at the United Nations. The International Criminal Court will replace the International Tribunal as the arbitrator of atrocities such as torture, genocide and other crimes against humanity. Evelyn Leopold, UN bureau chief for Reuters News Service, says there was much pomp and circumstance, and American opposition to the court.
- Reporter's Notebook: Post-War Sarajevo
Ten years ago, Serbs, Croats and Muslims began the fighting that introduced "ethnic cleansing" into our vocabulary. In Bosnia-Hercegovina, 200,000 were killed. Some of the worst horrors took place in Sarajevo, which was under siege for almost four years. Sara Terry, who has covered the Balkans as a freelancer and for The Christian Science Monitor, says that what's happened since the war is as important as the war itself.
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