On 22 February 1993, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 808 calling for the establishment of an international tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for "serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of former Yugoslavia." The resolution also asked the Secretary-General to submit to the Security Council for consideration a report on aspects of the tribunal considering "suggestions put forward in this regard by Member states." In May, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali issued his report and proposed the Statute of the International Tribunal ("Statute"), designed to govern the tribunals establishment and operation.
Christopher N. Crowe,
Command Responsibility in the Former Yugoslavia: The Chances for Successful Prosecution,
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