17 Sep ICTY Former Official Convicted
The Crimes of War site has noted that Florence Hartmann has been convicted in the ICTY:
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia this week convicted a former official of contempt of court for disclosing the contents and effect of two confidential Appeals Chamber decisions. The Court found that Florence Hartmann, a French journalist and former spokesperson for the Prosecutor, had knowingly revealed in a book and an article that documents potentially implicating Serbia for the Bosnian genocide were granted protective measures so as to shield Serbia from responsibility before the International Court of Justice.
I’m sure KJH and others who follow the tribunal decisions carefully will have more to say, but I will say from my more outside vantage point that it all seems very strange to me. Plus I will add one comment by an American official (current), okay to quote but not for attribution … “Don’t these people have better ways to spend their time and resources?” I don’t regard myself as expert enough in the case to reach a definitive conclusion myself, but instead as perhaps indicative of a certain skepticism in some official circles. Well, you can read about it at COW’s press release.