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23.04.2012 01:00
PRESS, POLAND, RUSSIA, HUMAN RIGHTS
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Delo Welcomes Katyn Massacre Ruling

Ljubljana, 23 April (STA) - The daily Delo welcomes the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against Russia over the Katyn massacre of 1940, saying that the message it sends out to the whole world is that war crimes never fall under the statute of limitations.

The message is not only important for the Poles, but also for the countries in the region of former Yugoslavia, who are still trying in vain to catch war criminals responsible for atrocities in the Balkans.

It is in vain because most countries have still not recognised the convention on non-applicability of statutory limitations to war crimes.

Only a third of UN member states have signed the document, and none of them from the G8 group of the world's largest economies, which says a lot about the attitude today's world has to war crimes, Delo says under "Crimes Don't Go Obsolete".

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