Two extensive articles on the tribunal.
Hidden Challenges of Multi Accused trials
Uncertain futures for war crime tribunals
I know it is not surprising, and that the ICTY/ICTR trials will have to close down someday. But, I think it would be a real miscarriage of justice if the courts shut down without the people most responsible for the war crimes in custody.
If, by chance the top war criminals are not in custody when the courts close, what will happen?
Will they be charged with the ICC?
Or, will they be charged by their own state courts?
Or, will they be transfered to a third country to be charged?
I assume that there is no statue of limitations on genocide, and even if the UN tribunal closes without the major figures in custody; that they can still face prosecution?