Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic

This Open Society Justice Initiative panel event discusses Judith Armatta’s book Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic,  based on the author's experience covering the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.

An eyewitness account of the first major international war-crimes tribunal since the Nuremberg trials, Twilight of Impunity, published by Duke University Press, is a gripping guide to the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The historic proceedings, which tried not only the "Butcher of the Balkans," but also the viability of international law itself, began in 2002 and ended abruptly with Milosevics’s death in 2006. Judith Armatta, a lawyer who spent three years in the former Yugoslavia during Milosevic’s reign, had a front-row seat at the trial.


  • Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Foundations
  • Judith Armatta, Author of Twilight of Impunity
  • Nina Bang-Jensen, Senior Peace Fellow with the Public International Law and Policy Group


Date: September 20, 2010
Time: 12:002:00 p.m.

OSI-New York

Judith Armatta, Nina Bang-Jensen, and Aryeh Neier