THE HAGUE | 14.08.2014.

NO RE-MATCH IN KARADZIC CASE

The Trial Chamber has rejected Radovan Karadzic’s demand for a new trial, noting that the separate and cumulative effects of the prosecution’s failure to disclose evidence on time have not harmed the accused to an extent that would require a re-trial
THE HAGUE | 01.08.2014.

KARADZIC SEEKS A REMATCH

After his attempt to disqualify all the judges in his Trial Chamber failed, Karadzic has filed a new motion for a re-trial based on ‘the cumulative effect’ of the prosecution’s failure to disclose the evidence on time
THE HAGUE | 27.07.2014.

SUMMER COURT RECESS

The ICTY summer recess starts on Monday 28 July 2014. During the recess, there will be no trials, status conferences or other hearings. The trial of Goran Hadzic, who is currently testifying in his own defense will resume on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. The trial of Ratko Mladich will continue a week later, on 25 August 2014.

SENSE will report on any extraordinary events if they occur.
THE HAGUE | 24.07.2014.

HADZIC’S ‘POLITICAL GAMES’

Former prime minister of the Serb Autonomous Region of Eastern Slavonia and president of the Republic of Serbian Krajina maintains that he ‘condemned every instance of injustice and all crimes’ he was aware of. Hadzic denied that he threatened Croats and called for their expulsion in his public appearances. As he explained, those were his ‘political games’ intended to foment conflict between ‘peaceful and aggressive Croats’
THE HAGUE | 24.07.2014.

DOUBLE GENOCIDE REMAINS IN MLADIC’S INDICTMENT

Mladic’s motion against the Trial Chamber’s decision confirming the first two counts in the indictment – genocide in six BH municipalities in 1992, and in Srebrenica in 1995 – was rejected today. The prosecution called sufficient evidence capable of supporting a conviction for the accused’s involvement in both genocides, the Appeals Chamber ruled
THE HAGUE | 24.07.2014.

WITNESS: WE AVOIDED MLADIC LIKE PLAGUE

Former platoon commander in the Bratunac Brigade Zoran Kovacevic claimed at the trial of Ratko Mladic that he didn’t see or hear about anyone from Bratunac participating in the effort to separate the men from the rest of the people in Potocari. Kovacevic admitted that he was in Potocari on 12 July 1995. However, after his brief encounter with Mladic, Kovacevic tried to leave as soon as possible. Everyone avoided Mladic ‘like plague’, the witness said
THE HAGUE | 24.07.2014.

APPELLATE HEARING FOR STANISIC AND ZUPLJANIN TO TAKE PLACE NEXT YEAR

A status conference was held in the appellate proceedings in the case against former Bosnian Serb police minister Mico Stanisic and chief of the Banja Luka region police Stojan Zupljanin. The appellate hearing will take place in 2015
THE HAGUE | 23.07.2014.

DID PRIME MINISTER HADZIC HAVE ‘MINIMAL’ OR ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ POWERS?

The prosecution has noted Goran Hadzic’s efforts to ‘minimize’ his role as the prime minister of the Serb Autonomous Region Eastern Slavonia and his ability to influence the government decisions. Hadzic renounced ‘idle talk and private opinions’ of party colleagues. But in 1991, the prosecution argues, Hadzic shared their views about the coexistence of Serbs and Croats being ‘an impossibility'
THE HAGUE | 23.07.2014.

NON-SERB PATIENTS IN SERB HOSPITAL

Through Milan Pejic's evidence, Ratko Mladic’s defense wants to prove that the accused knew that that the wounded and the sick ethnic Muslims and Croats were treated in the Serb hospital in Blazuj and did nothing to prevent it; according to the defense, this shows Mladic did not intend to commit crimes against non-Serbs in BH
THE HAGUE | 22.07.2014.

NO INVOLVEMENT IN RIVER JADAR CRIME

Nenad Deronjic, a police officer from Bratunac, claimed at the trial of Ratko Mladic that he was on duty in Srebrenica when the captured Muslims were executed on the bank of the River Jadar. The witness used the entries from a police duty log book to corroborate his claims. The prosecutor noted that the entries in that document have been altered. The original documents showed that the witness was not on duty at the time when the execution took place
THE HAGUE | 22.07.2014.

POLICY TO SEPARATE SERBS AND CROATS

Goran Hadzic denies that the goal of the Serb National Council and the government of the Serb Autonomous Region of Eastern Slavonia was to separate Serbs from Croats and to transfer the population in order to achieve ethnic homogeneity on both sides of the demarcation line
THE HAGUE | 21.07.2014.

HADZIC’S AND ARKAN’S ‘CLOSE TIES’

Prosecutor Douglas Stringer today referred to an interview conducted by the OTP investigators with Goran Hadzic in 2002, when Hadzic was treated as a suspect, to highlight the ‘close ties’ between the accused and his friend, military advisor and private bodyguard Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan
THE HAGUE | 21.07.2014.

NO CRIMES IN FOCA…ONLY CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Veselinko Simovic, former member of the Foca Intervention Platoon, contends that the crimes in Foca Ratko Mladic is charged with didn’t happen. Later, Simovic clarified that when he said there were no crimes he didn’t mean that there were no ‘criminal offenses’ such as mistreatment of civilians, looting, and torching of houses. According to Simovic, members of uncontrolled paramilitary groups committed such acts. How ‘men with poetic souls’ turned Foca into Srbinje
THE HAGUE | 20.07.2014.
Next Week at the Tribunal

PROSECUTION TO CROSS-EXAMINE HADZIC; MLADIC CALLS NEW WITNESSES

In the last working week before the Tribunal’s summer recess, the prosecution will continue cross-examining Goran Hadzic, who is testifying as the first witness in his own case. Ratko Mladic will call four new witnesses who will testify about the crimes in Srebrenica, Sarajevo and Foca
THE HAGUE | 18.07.2014.

WHO RAPED WOMEN IN FOCA: WITNESS OR HIS NAMESAKE?

Mladic’s defense witness Zoran Nikolic denies that he was the person identified in the judgment delivered in the case against Dragoljub Kunarac and others. According to the witness, there were two other men called Zoran Nikolic in Foca. One of them had lived there before the war, and the other was a soldier from Montenegro