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What you've done is shown that Serbs are convicted more often than you'd expect in random experiments.

But these aren't random experiments, they're not meant to be: there are a lot of possible explanations, other than bias, for the outcome.

Possibly Serbs did commit more war crimes than the others. Maybe Serbs are less likely to testify or bring evidence to the tribunal against others, making it harder to convict them.

Can I  suggest that your conclusion of bias is based on validating your own biases: you might be right, but this doesn't demonstrate it at all.

In fact, I'd be pleasantly surprised, given the narrative and political environment it's operating in, if there wasn't a bias of some sort against Serbs in the tribunal's operations.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 04:29:21 AM EST

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