"There was rioting in cities across the country; coalition forces were under fire and taking casualties; there were multiple civilian deaths as a result of the newly erupted violence. This was neither Iraq nor Afghanistan-it was Kosovo. On 17 March 2004, and for several weeks thereafter, ethnic violence between Kosovar Serbs and Albanians resumed throughout the province of Kosovo. Ethnic tension and cultural divisiveness remain as NATO's Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) continue to strive for a peaceful and lasting resolution in this war-torn province. This document examines why bringing war criminals to justice is an important component in asserting the rule of law. A deployment to Kosovo provides judge advocates (JA) with the challenging opportunity to become actively engaged in the prosecution of war crimes. Moreover, it supplies the opportunity to enrich a JA's perspective and experiences by living and working in a NATO command and with U.N. representatives."
Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGCNet): www.jagcnet.army.mil
The Army Lawyer (October 2004), p.17-23