07.12.2016.

PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR LIFE SENTENCE FOR RATKO MLADIC

Concluding the prosecution’s closing argument at Ratko Mladic’s trial, prosecutor Alan Tieger noted that ‘any sentence but the gravest one foreseen by the law would be an insult to the victims and an affront to justice’
05.12.2016.

PROSECUTOR: MLADIC KEY PERSON ON ‘ROAD TO HELL’

Mladic’s ‘road to hell’ began in the spring of 1992 with a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims and Croats from large swathes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It ended in July 1995 with the killing of almost 8,000 Srebrenica men and boys, the prosecutor noted at the beginning of the closing arguments at the trial of the former VRS Main Staff commander
04.12.2016.

TARGETING HISTORY AND MEMORY IN BELGRADE AND PODGORICA

The latest interactive narrative produced by the SENSE Center for Transitional Justice premiered last week in Belgrade, in association with the Humanitarian Law Center, and in Podgorica, in association with the Civic Education Center. The narrative deals with the destruction of cultural heritage in the wars in Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo
03.12.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

FINAL ARGUMENTS AT RATKO MLADIC’S TRIAL

From 5 to 15 December, the prosecution and defense will present their final arguments at the trial of the former VRS Main Staff commander, who faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the war in BH, from 1992 to 1995
18.11.2016.

NARRATIVE ON DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE PRESENTED

The interactive narrative Targeting History and Memory was presented last week in the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo and the Mimara Museum in Zagreb. The narrative was produced by SENSE-Centre for Transitional Justice.
28.10.2016.

APPEALS CHAMBER REMINDS PRALJAK HE OWES 2.8 MILLION EUROS

Almost 30 months ago, the Appeals Chamber ordered Slobodan Praljak to pay back to the Tribunal 2.8 million euros his defense lawyers received from the legal aid fund. The accused, as it turned out, was not entitled to receive legal aid in light of his financial status. Now, the Appeals Chamber issued a new order to the same effect.
28.10.2016.

MLADIC'S DEMAND FOR JUDGES' DISQUALIFICATION REJECTED

Judge Liu Daqun, as the acting president of the Tribunal, has rejected the motion filed by Ratko Mladic's defense seeking the disqualification of judges Theodor Meron, Fausto Pocar and Carmel Agius from the Appeals Chamber which is set to rule whether the trial of the former VRS Main Staff Commander has been fair
DEN HAAG | 10.10.2016.

MLADIC SEEKS DISQUALIFICATION OF THREE APPELLATE JUDGES

According to Ratko Mladic's defense, the statements and judgments produced by judges Meron, Agius and Pocar have to a large extent violated the right of the accused VRS Main Staff commander to be presumed innocent. As this gives rise to 'a reasonable apprehension of bias', the judges should be disqualified from the Appeals Chamber which will consider the defense's motion citing violations of their client's right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence
DEN HAAG | 27.09.2016.

DECISION TO END MLADIC'S DEFENSE CASE WILL NOT BE RECONSIDERED

The Trial Chamber is busy tying off the loose ends in a bid to bring the trial of the former commander of the VRS Main Staff to an end. Mladic is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995
22.09.2016.

MLADIC’S MOTION FOR MISTRIAL DENIED

First the presidents of the Mechanism and of the Tribunal denied Mladic’s motion in which he complained about ‘the systemic bias’ and demanded that the proceedings against him be stayed or that a mistrial be called. Now, Judge Orie’s Trial Chamber did the same
Den Haag | 19.09.2016.

TRIBUNAL’S ‘WORST APPEAL CASE’ PROCEEDS AT SNAIL'S PACE

The appellate hearing in the case against six former Herceg Bosna leaders will most likely take place in the first four months of 2017, the presiding judge has announced, adding that it is the ‘worst appellate case’ ever
Den Haag | 15.09.2016.

DAVID SCHWENDIMAN: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ICTY’S KOSOVO CASES

Chief prosecutor and Registrar of a newly established international tribunal in The Hague held their first press conference today. The tribunal will prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the period from 1998 to the end of 2000 in Kosovo and parts of Albania along the border
DEN HAAG | 14.09.2016.

MLADIC’S COMPLAINT ABOUT ‘SYSTEMATIC BIAS’ REJECTED

The Tribunal’s President decides not to consider the merits of Mladic’s motion in which Mladic accused the judges in the Trial Chamber and the Appeals Chamber of showing ‘systematic bias’. Mladic demanded that the proceedings against him be terminated and that a special working group be set up in the UN Security Council to investigate the allegations
DEN HAAG | 14.09.2016.

SERBIA CONTINUES WITH NON-COMPLIANCE AND OBSTRUCTION

The Trial Chamber hearing the case against the three Serbian Radical Party members who have been indicted for contempt of court has informed the Tribunal’s President that Serbia continues pursuing its policy of non-compliance, thus obstructing the administration of justice
DEN HAAG | 10.09.2016.

CLOSING ARGUMENT AT RATKO MLADIC’S TRIAL SET FOR DECEMBER 2016

In the case against the former commander of the VRS Main Staff, the prosecution and defence will deliver their closing arguments in December 2016. The trial lasted 523 days; the court heard the testimony of 380 witnesses and admitted almost 10,000 exhibits into evidence. Ratko Mladic is on trial for genocide and other crimes committed in the BH war