Scroll over images above to read quotes from the UN Security Council about the formation and goals of the International Tribunals

"These two tribunals, the first international tribunals since Nuremberg [...] share the same overall blueprint for international criminal justice: an international criminal forum applying rules of international law, staffed by independent prosecutors and judges, holding persons individually responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes, after allowing them a fair trial. The Rwanda and Yugoslav Tribunals provided the strongest support for the idea that a permanent international criminal court was desirable and practical."
- Cherie Booth, Lawyer and Professor of Law