Diplomatic cables from the US embassy in the Hague corroborate the accusation recently put forward by the Danish judge Frederik Harhoff against the the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Theodor Meron. In a letter the Danish daily paper B.T. made public last week The Tribunal President is alleged to have served as a US puppet and for acquitting several war criminals.
Now documents from 2003 made public by WikiLeaks show that Meron had close and confidential relations with the United States government in his first term as President of the ICTY.
According to a cable Meron pushed the US to oppose a renewal of the mandate of the former Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte on allegations that she protracted court cases and thus put obstacles in the way of the US and Russia to complete the work of the Tribunal, which was established in 1993.
”Meron urged the United States government to oppose renewal and expressed reservations about a one year extension of her mandate,« according to the US Embassy cable.