What does the death of Slobodan Milosevic mean for the future role of the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague? Edin Hajdarpasic warns against narratives focusing too much on Milosevic the person. Much more was at stake while Milosevic was alive and on trial, and is still at stake after his death. The international community, writes Hajdarpasic, is faced not only with the problem of holding future state leaders accountable, but also with the deeply unsettling possibility of legitimating the way that new nation-states were created in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
(b.1977 in Sarajevo) is completing his doctoral dissertation in the department of history at the University of Michigan.