19.12.2016.

NARRATIVE TARGETING HISTORY AND MEMORY PRESENTED IN KOSOVO

After Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrade and Podgorica, the interactive narrative Targeting History and Memory was presented last week in Kosovo in two events, in Priština and in the Visoki Dečani monastery
15.12.2016.

LAST TRIBUNAL TRIAL ENDS

The end of the second round of closing arguments by the prosecution and defense in the case against Ratko Mladic today marked the end of the last trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Any future trials (i.e. retrials and contempt of court proceedings) will be held before the Tribunal’s successor, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
14.12.2016.

STATUS CONFERENCE IN STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL

The scope of the case and the health of Stanisic, former head of the Serbian State Security Service, were discussed today at the status conference in the case against Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic which set for a retrial. Stanisic and his erstwhile deputy Simatovic are charged with crimes against non-Serbs between 1991 and 1995
13.12.2016.

DEFENSE: ACQUIT MLADIC OR SENTENCE HIM TO NO MORE THAN 5 TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON

On the last day of the closing arguments, Mladic’s defense lawyer Ivetic denied Mladic was responsible for the terror campaign in Sarajevo, genocide in Srebrenica and taking UN staff hostage. According to the defense, Mladic should be acquitted. If, however, the judges do find him guilty, his prison sentence should not exceed five to 15 years
12.12.2016.

A SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE, NOT GENOCIDE

The army headed by the accused Ratko Mladic did not ethnically cleanse large swathes of BH territory, defense counsel Dragan Ivetic argued as the defense continued presenting their closing arguments. Ivetic also contested the allegation that in Prijedor and some other municipalities the troops under Mladic’s command had committed genocide. Non-Serbs didn’t leave their homes under pressure and violence but because ‘there was no electricity, medicines, water and food’. They left in search of a better life, Ivetic told the court
09.12.2016.

MLADIC’S DEFENSE: PROSECUTION FAILED TO MEET BURDEN OF PROOF

On the first day of its closing arguments, Ratko Mladic’s defense argued that the prosecution had failed to meet the burden of proof. According to lawyers Branko Lukic and Dragan Ivetic, the prosecution did not prove Mladic’s guilt ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ and the accused should therefore be acquitted on all counts in the indictment
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