Tibor Varady

Tibor Varady

Tibor Varady is a Professor of Law at Central European University’s Legal Studies Program in Budapest, Hungary, and was the Minister of Justice of Yugoslavia from July 1992 through March 1993. He has served as the Pro-Rector (1994-1997) and the Head of the Legal Studies Department (1993-1997) of Central European University. Dr.

ICJ dismissed Croatia and Serbia genocide claims: A chance to forget the past?

On February 3, 2015, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided to reject both the claim of Croatia and the counter-claim of Serbia. The outcome of this dispute is a logical outcome. The jurisdiction of the ICJ was limited to genocide, and this fearsome threshold was not passed. It is important to note that, as far as the conflicts in Croatia are concerned, the ICTY did not indict (let alone convict) any individual on the charge of genocide. Since the ICJ has based most of its fact-finding (just like in the Bosnian case) on the fact-finding of the ICTY, the outcome was predictable....