Ratko Mladić Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
Doctoral research fellow Carola Lingaas is interviewed on the role of international tribunals in relation to the convictions against Mladić by the news platform Rett24 (in Norwegian).
More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladić was found guilty at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Lingaas is questioned on the role of the ICTY. She explains that the ICTY is the first international criminal tribunal since the Nuremberg trials. Lingaas argues that the ICTY has had a major influence on the development of international criminal law. The ICTY has settled extremely important judgments containing legal constructions, such as command responsibility and more particularly the "Joint Criminal Enterprise", which have been recognized as norms of customary international law.