Den Haag | 28.04.2016.

WITNESS WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS

Belgian lieutenant Jan Segers testified today in Ratko Mladic’s defense. After trying for three hours to establish when specific incidents he mentioned in his evidence had actually happened, it turned out that the witness has memory problems caused by the medication he has been taking
Den Haag | 26.04.2016.

CONTESTING TOMASICA EVIDENCE

Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic, demography expert called by Ratko Mladic’s defense, has challenged the integrity of the prosecution expert Ewa Tabeau. According to Dr. Radovanovic, Tabeau’s ‘key mistake’ was her failure to indicate that some of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave had died in combat
Den Haag | 25.04.2016.

BELGRADE PATHOLOGIST’S ‘LONDON CONNECTIONS’

What did Dr. Zoran Stankovic tell Ratko Mladic in October 1995 about the possibility that he might get the Tribunal's indictment against the general withdrawn? Mladic described the meeting in detail in his diary and recorded it on audio tape. In the cross-examination of the defense’s expert the prosecutor played the recording
Den Haag | 24.04.2016.
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LAST EVIDENCE TO BE PRESENTED AT THE TRIBUNAL

After the evidence of its two last witnesses, Svetlana Radovanovic and Jan Segers, Ratko Mladic’s defense will rest its case – the last case before the Tribunal. Future re-trial cases will be continued before the so-called Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
DEN HAAG | 22.04.2016.

KARADZIC ASKS FOR PROVISIONAL RELEASE

Former Republika Srpska president has filed a motion for provisional release pending the appellate judgment in his case. Karadzic has offered ‘personal guarantees’ that he will return from Republika Srpska to the Detention Unit in Scheveningen when ordered to do so by the Tribunal
DEN HAAG | 20.04.2016.

BLINDFOLDED VICTIMS OR FIGHTERS WITH ‘BANDANAS’

In the final part of Dr. Zoran Stankovic’s examination-in-chief, Ratko Mladic’s defense alleged that the Srebrenica victims exhumed from the mass graves may have been killed in combat, and not executed. Strips of cloth found on the victims' heads were not blindfolds but ‘bandanas’ worn by fighters, the defense argued
Den Haag | 19.04.2016.

DEFENSE EXPERT: TOMASICA VICTIMS COULD HAVE DIED IN COMBAT

Dr. Zoran Stankovic, a forensic expert from Belgrade, has again been critical of the findings of the British and Bosnian pathologist who had carried out the post mortems on the victims from the Tomasica mass grave. The defense expert couldn’t understand why only ‘basic equipment’ had been used in the morgue: the staff had not used an x-ray machine or a fluoroscope and they had not consulted the victims’ medical charts. Dr. Stankovic noted that the victims exhumed from Tomasica may not have been executed but killed in combat
Den Haag | 18.04.2016.

HOW DEFENSE EXPERT CHALLENGES PROSECUTION EXPERTISE

According to Mladic's defense expert Zoran Stankovic, the report on Tomasica drafted by British pathologist John Clark is ‘inadmissible’ as evidence in the proceedings because of Clark’s ‘informal’ role in the exhumations and post mortems. Stankovic cannot understand how Clark could ‘stoop so low’ as to take photos of post mortems
THE HAGUE | 15.04.2016.
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MLADIC’S DEFENSE TO REST ITS CASE ‘AT A SNAIL'S PACE’

The defense of the former VRS Main Staff commander intends to call just three witnesses before resting their case. The first witness is a pathologist from Belgrade, medical doctor Zoran Stankovic. As a defense’s expert, Dr. Stankovic will try to contest the findings related to the mass grave exhumations in Srebrenica, Tomasica and other locations listed in the indictment against Ratko Mladic
DEN HAAG | 06.04.2016.

RADOVAN KARADZIC’S ‘CATALOGUE OF GENERAL COMPLAINTS’

At an extraordinary status conference, Radovan Karadzic told the judges he was ‘astonished’ when he received the 40-year prison sentence, as he had already packed his bags to go home. The accused complained about the conditions in the Detention Unit, demanding an inquiry into the rash of malignant diseases among the inmates. Since his health has been steadily ‘deteriorating’ over the years, Karadzic wants the judges to set him free pending the appellate judgment
Den Haag | 06.04.2016.

"INDEFINITE STAY" OF HADZIC’S TRIAL

The majority of the judges in the Trial Chamber have concluded that Goran Hadzic ‘for the time being’ is not able to stand trial and have decided to “stay the proceedings indefinitely”. In his separate opinion, Judge Mindua notes that he cannot reach a decision without the opinions of independent medical experts. According to Judge Mindua, both Hadzic and the victims deserve a ‘formal judgment’
DEN HAAG | 05.04.2016.

STATUS CONFERENCE ON KARADZIC’S MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

On Wednesday, 6 April 2016 there will be a status conference in the case against former Republika Srpska president Radovan Karadzic. The hearing will focus on Karadzic’s mental and physical health following his sentencing on 24 March 2016, when he was sentenced to 40 years in prison
DEN HAAG | 01.04.2016.

PROSECUTION AGAINST CROATIA’S ROLE IN PRLIC ET AL. CASE

According to the prosecution, Croatia’s motion should be rejected for three reasons: under the Tribunal’s rules, Croatia does not meet the requirements that would allow it to take part in the proceedings as amicus curiae, the information it intends to present will not assist the Appeals Chamber in its deliberations and the late Franjo Tudjman, Gojko Susak and Janko Bobetko ‘will not benefit’ in any way from the right to a fair trial in the context of the Prlic et al. case
DEN HAAG | 31.03.2016.

CHIEF PROSECUTOR: WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE TAMPERED WITH

A number of factual and legal findings made by the majority of judges in the Trial Chamber, which acquitted Vojislav Seselj today, mark a departure from the Tribunal’s established jurisprudence, chief prosecutor Brammertz said after the verdict. We are considering the grounds for appeal against the judgment, Brammertz said