31.05.2016.

KARADZIC’S MOTIONS FOR PROVISIONAL RELEASE DENIED

The Appeals Chamber of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has rejected Radovan Karadzic’s motion for provisional release pending the delivery of the appellate judgment in his case. Karadzic has subsequently filed a motion seeking permission to attend the commemoration ceremony for his recently deceased brother, but it has likewise been denied
DEN HAAG | 25.05.2016.

APPELLATE JUDGMENT FOR STANISIC AND ZUPLJANIN IN LATE JUNE 2016

It has been announced at the last status conference in the case against the former Bosnian Serb police leader that the Appeals Chamber would render its judgment in late June 2016
DEN HAAG | 25.05.2016.

FINAL JUDGMENT FOR HERCEG BOSNA LEADERS IN LATE 2017

At the status conference today Carmel Agius, the presiding judge in the Appeals Chamber, indicated that the Appeals Chamber would deliver its judgment in the case against the former Herceg Bosna leaders in November 2017. All the accused except Berislav Pusic, who has been granted provisional release, attended the hearing
HAG/DEN HAAG | 24.05.2016.

WHEN WILL STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RE-TRIAL BEGIN?

At a status conference on Jovica Stanisic’s and Franko Simatovic’s re-trial before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the parties discussed preparations for the new trial. It remains unclear if the re-trial will begin in 2016 or in 2017
DEN HAAG | 22.05.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

“STATUS” WEEK

Status conferences have been scheduled in the cases against Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin as well as in the proceedings against six former Herceg Bosna leaders headed by Jadranko Prlic
20.05.2016.

KARADZIC WANTS MORE TIME AND MONEY

Radovan Karadzic complains that he doesn’t have enough time or resources to prepare a meaningful appeal, and asks the judges to grant him a three-month extension of the deadline for his notice of appeal against the judgment. In March 2016, the Trial Chamber sentenced Karadzic to 40 years in prison
20.05.2016.

WHO CAN(NOT) WRITE RATKO MLADIC’S JUDGMENT?

Ratko Mladic’s defense notes that Mladic was for all intents and purposes convicted already when Radovan Karadzic’s judgment was handed down in March 2016, warning the judges not to include legal advisers who worked with the chamber which convicted the former Republika Srpska president in the advisory team which will help Mladic’s chamber decide on the general’s guilt
Den Haag | 10.05.2016.

APPEALS CHAMBER APPOINTED IN VOJISLAV SESELJ’S CASE

President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals Judge Meron apointed the Appeals Chamber which will deal with the prosecution's appeal the acquittal of the Serbian Radical Party leader. Presided by US Judge Meron the chamber will include judges from Great Britain, Portugal, Kenya and Cameroon
DEN HAAG | 03.05.2016.

PROSECUTION AGAINST PROVISIONAL RELEASE FOR KARADZIC

Responding to Karadzic’s motion for provisional release pending the appellate judgment, the prosecution noted that there were no ‘special circumstances’ to justify the request. Also, the prosecution stressed, Karadzic is a flight risk. Such a decision would undermine the confidence the victims, witnesses and public had in the ability of international tribunal to ensure the administration of justice
DEN HAAG | 03.05.2016.

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF VICTIMS WERE ARMED OR NOT, AS LONG AS THERE WAS FIGHTING

Based on a document produced by the VRS 1st Krajina Corps, defense demography expert Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic concluded that there was fighting with the 'extremist' groups in the Prijedor area at the relevant times. When the prosecutor stressed that the document does not state the ‘extremist’ groups were armed, the defense’s demography expert argued that her goal was not to establish ‘whether someone was armed or not but whether there was fighting going on’
HAG/DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

JUDGE MERON’S LETTER TO KARADZIC

The President of the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals has responded to the complaints raised by the former Republika Srpska president at a status conference on 6 April 2016. Karadzic complained about the conditions in the detention unit and about ‘frequent malignant diseases’ among the inmates in the UN Detention Unit. Karadzic also complained about the slow and outdated computer he had at his disposal in his cell
DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

DEFENSE: PROSECUTION EXPERT’S ‘STATISTICAL EXHIBITIONISM’

Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic continued her evidence at the trial of Ratko Mladic today. The expert witness extended her list of complaints about Dr. Ewa Tabeau’s expert report, accusing her of manipulation and deliberate concealment of data. According to Dr. Radovanovic’s, parts of Dr. Tabeau's report on the mass grave near Prijedor were an exercise in 'pure statistical exhibitionism'
DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

PROSECUTION WANTS APPEALS JUDGES TO REVERSE SESELJ’S ‘VITIATED’ JUDGMENT

In the notice of appeal against the acquittal of the Serbian Radical Party leader, the prosecution urges the Appeals Chamber to reverse the Trial Chamber’s ‘vitiated’ judgment. The prosecution calls on the appellate judges to find the accused guilty and to impose an adequate sentence or, alternatively, to order a re-trial
Den Haag | 01.05.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

TOMASICA VICTIMS – EXECUTED OR KILLED IN COMBAT?

Ratko Mladic’s defense demography expert will continue her evidence next week. In her testimony last week, Mladic’s expert contested the findings of the prosecution demography expert about the death and identification of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor. The defense wants to prove that the victims were not executed but were killed in combat
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