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By Mladen Ostojic

Exploring the effect of the foreign legal Tribunal (ICTY) on regime switch in Serbia, this publication examines the connection among foreign legal justice and democratisation. It analyses intimately the repercussions of the ICTY on household political dynamics and gives an explanatory account of Serbia's transition to democracy.Lack of cooperation and compliance with the ICTY used to be one of many largest hindrances to Serbia's integration into Euro-Atlantic political buildings following the overthrow of Milo'evi?. via scrutinising the attitudes of the Serbian specialists in the direction of the ICTY and the prosecution of struggle crimes, Ostoji? explores the complicated procedures set in movement via the overseas community's regulations of conditionality and via the prosecution of the previous Serbian management within the Hague. Drawing on a wealthy number of empirical facts, he demonstrates that the luck of foreign judicial intervention is premised upon democratic consolidation and that transitional justice regulations are just ever more likely to take root after they don't undermine the soundness and legitimacy of political associations at the flooring.

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The latter subsequently formed the Yugoslav United Left (JUL), which participated in government ‘despite having no parliamentary seats and in fact never having participated in an election’ (Gordy, The Culture of Power in Serbia, 25). 14 Although the SPS held a majority of seats in the Serbian parliament throughout the nineties, it lost the absolute majority following the 1992 elections. Milošević’s party subsequently formed governments through alliances with the right-wing SRS or by breaking off renegade elements from the parties that constituted the democratic opposition (Gordy, The Culture of Power in Serbia, 43–51).

Before analysing the incidence of the ICTY on domestic politics, we need to develop an understanding of contemporary Serbian politics. This is a prerequisite for grasping the impact of international judicial intervention on regime change, and domestic responses to such intervention, in the remainder of this book. Therefore, I first proceed with a brief account of Milošević’s rule over Serbia in the nineties. Secondly, I examine the factors that brought about regime change and scrutinise the transitional compromises made in the wake of Milošević’s overthrow.

18 Thomas, Serbia under Milošević, 87. 19 See Diane Masson, L’utilisation de la guerre dans la construction des systèmes politiques en Serbie et en Croatie, 1989 –1995 (How War Was Used in the Construction of the Political Systems in Serbia and Croatia, 1989–95) (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2002). 20 Gordy, The Culture of Power in Serbia, 45–6. Note that most of these paramilitary groups had links with the Serbian State Security Service and that some of these nationalist leaders, such as Vojislav Šešelj, were actively promoted by the regime.

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