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President Cassese holds further meetings in Sarajevo
On the last leg of his tour of some States of the former Yugoslavia, on 6 June 1996, Judge Cassese held meetings in Sarajevo with Prime Minister Muratovic and Minister of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Tadic.
The topics discussed in the meetings included ways and means of improving the implementation of the Tribunal's Statute in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Another issue discussed was the supply of evidence by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Office of the Prosecutor. On this matter Prime Minister Muratovic confirmed that the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina would co-operate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the prosecution of "any person suspected of war crimes or crimes against humanity regardless of their nationality, religion, ethnicity, or any other affiliation". He stated that this was their "moral and legal duty"; he expected the international community to put pressure on neighbouring countries to do the same.
President Cassese insisted on the prompt surrender to the Tribunal of the two indictees (Delic and Landzo) recently arrested by the Bosnian authorities at the request of the Tribunal.
Judge Cassese then met the head of the OSCE mission in Sarajevo, Ambassador Frowick and the Deputy High Representative, Ambassador Steiner. These meetings essentially focused on the question of elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the conditions that need to be met, from the Tribunal's point of view, for free, fair and democratic elections to be held in accordance with the Dayton Agreement.
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