In the Gotovina case, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) condemned Gotovina and Markac amongst other offences for unlawful attacks on civilians as a war crime. This is one of the most important judgments concerning the law of armed conflict on targeting. However, the Appeals Chamber quashed that judgment in a short and lightly motivated decision and dissmissed all the charges against the accused, which caused two judges to utter an unusually sharply worded dissent. In this article, the author proffers a few commentaries on the issue of targeting and on the appeals judgment in general.
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