Slobodan Milosevic died in prison in 2005, while on trial at the Hague for war crimes. John Laughland was one of the last Western journalists to meet Milosevic. He followed the trial from the beginning and wrote extensively on it, challenging its legitimacy and its implications for international justice in newspapers such as the "Guardian". In this short and readable book, Laughland analyses the trial in full, from its inception to its deeply unsatisfactory conclusion. International justice is meant to be a safeguard through which war criminals can be brought to account. However, the trial of Milosovic and also the trial of Saddam Hussein raise many questions about the way that this justice is being administered. What are the implications of a 'morality-driven' justice for us all? Laughland argues that the trials are little more than a PR exercise for leading Western countries, offering no justice and no safeguard against future crimes.