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Serge Brammertz Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Belgium's Serge Brammertz speaks to media after security council meeting in New YorkThe International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana sent a formal nomination to the Nobel Committee in Oslo to have Sergre Brammertz nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Brammertz is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) based in the Hague.

The nomination was signed by high and influential people from various countries, ranging from presidents of parliaments, heads of states, presidents of constitutional courts, deputies of European Parliament, ministers, ambassadors and others.

Brammertz played a key role in promoting reconciliation and restoring trust among affected communities in the former Yugoslavia, which are the basic pre-conditions for re-establishing and maintaining a lasting peace. Through his personal relationship with victims, he showed determination to seek the full cooperation of states and governments of countries in the former Yugoslavia, and expressed the strong support to national judiciaries in the former Yugoslavia. Brammertz laid the foundation for the advancement of societies based on the rule of law. With his work, he contributed greatly to the realization of key goals of the UN Security Council. His contribution in strengthening and ensuring peace in the former Yugoslavia is immeasurable.

He treats all victims equally and expressed support to the efforts for their status to be regulated and their rights recognized, announced IFIMES.

Serge Brammertz became the Chief Prosecutor of the Tribunal in January 2008.

(Source: Fena)

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