Gunman Is Ordered Held, Warns of More Terror Cells
This Wall Street Journal article outlines the response to the recent terrorist attack in Oslo, Norway. The alleged perpetrator was taken into custody and confessed to carrying out the bombing, though he pleaded “not guilty” to charges of terrorism. The man, who was identified as Anders Behring Breivik, stated that he was defending Norway from a “Muslim takeover” facilitated by Norway’s current Labor Party government. The court situation in Oslo serves as a great example in the arena of international justice. Unlike many other governments, Norway has proven that it is capable and willing to prosecute terrorists and perpetrators of crimes against humanity.
Grundberg, Sven, Vanessa Fuhrmans, and Niclas Rolander. “Gunman Is Ordered Held, Warns of More Terror Cells.” Wall Street Journal. 28 July 2011. Web. 29 July 2011. <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903999904576467432090630592.html?KEYWORDS=trial+for+oslo+terrorist>.
About the ICTY
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is an independent court responsible for enforcing international laws regarding war crimes and genocide. The ICTY has been specifically designated to convict officials responsible for war crimes committed during the breakup of Yugoslavia, and the Bosnian War of the 1990’s. This web page displays important information about the Tribunal, as well as some background about the crimes committed. International tribunals, like that of the ICTY, are legal bodies that exercise independent judiciary authority. Courts like the ICTY are of critical importance to the enforcement of human rights, and are instrumental in bringing war criminals to justice.
“About the ICTY.” United Nations. Web. 2 Aug. 2011. <http://www.icty.org/sections/AbouttheICTY>.