28.06.2017.

DID MILOSEVIC CONTROL KNIN AND PALE?

In the cross-examination of General John Wilson, Stanisic's defense lawyer strove to challenge the witness's claim that Slobodan Milosevic 'pulled all the strings and was the political power behind the entire conflict', and that he controlled the Serb leaderships in Krajina and in BH. The defense is thus trying to refute the prosecution case, which is that Milosevic in fact exercised this control through his State Security Service
27.06.2017.

IRREGULAR FORMATIONS ROLE IN THE WORST PART OF ETHNIC CLEANSING

As General Wilson took the stand today at the retrial of the former Serbian state security chiefs, he said that 'the worst part of the ethnic cleansing' in Croatia and BH had been carried out by irregular formations; Arkan's men and the Red Berets were particularly bad. Both formations were established, armed and financed by the Serbian State Security Service, the prosecution alleges
23.06.2017.

TARGETING MONUMENTS: EXHIBITION OPENS IN SARAJEVO

Judge Carmel Agius, president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, opened the exhibition Targeting Monuments -Targeting History and Memory in the History Museum in Sarajevo. The exhibition deals with the destruction of cultural heritage in the wars in BH, Croatia and Kosovo
15.06.2017.

'RECYCLING' WITNESSES AND QUESTIONS

As the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic continued today, the defense tried to challenge the evidence of the first witness, former Federal SUP intelligence officer, using the same or similar questions he had been asked in his previous testimony, in 2008 and 2010
14.06.2017.

NEW TRIAL REPRISES THE FIRST ONE

After the prosecution completed the opening statement, the first witness was called: former employee of the State Security Service, a part of the Federal Secretariat of the Interior. He was the first prosecution witness in May 2008, as the first trial of the former Serbian State Security Service chiefs opened
13.06.2017.

CLEANSING IN BOSNIA FOLLOWED PATTERN TESTED IN CROATIA

The prosecution's opening statement continued this afternoon at the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic. As the prosecutor told the court, after achieving the goals of the joint criminal enterprise in Croatia, the focus of the participants shifted to Bosnia. The goal was to achieve 'ethnic homogeneity' and to link up the 'Serb territories' in Croatia and Bosnia with Serbia
13.06.2017.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC "RESIT TRIAL" OPENED

The prosecution delivered its opening statement at the start of the new trial of the two former heads of the Serbian State Security Service today before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. The pair are charged with being part of a joint criminal enterprise whose goal was to forcibly and permanently eliminate non-Serbs from large parts of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
07.06.2017.

BRAMMERTZ SOUNDS ALARM ABOUT WESTERN BALKANS DEVELOPMENTS

In his regular biannual report to the UN Security Council, the Tribunal’s Chief Prosecutor warns that the region is heading in the wrong direction, adding that “irresponsible officials use division, discrimination and hate to secure power”. The situation, he said, is reminiscent of the events that led to the war two and a half decades ago
27.05.2017.

"TARGETING MONUMENTS" IN BELGRADE

After Zagreb, Targeting Monuments, the exhibition chronicling the destruction of historical, cultural and religious heritage, has arrived in Belgrade
19.05.2017.

JOVICA STANISIC WILL RETURN TO THE HAGUE FOR HIS RETRIAL

The Trial Chamber has rejected the motion of the former Serbian State Security Service chief to be allowed to follow the start of his retrial and the prosecution case from Belgrade over the internet
17.05.2017.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL SCHEDULED FOR 13 JUNE

The retrial of the former heads of the Serbian State Security Service will start on 13 June 2017. The two accused face charges of establishing, aiding, supporting and controlling the secret police and paramilitary units that were to blame for the crimes in Croatia and BH from 1991 to 1995
12.05.2017.

MLADIC WILL NOT GO TO RUSSIA FOR TREATMENT

Judge Orie’s Trial Chamber has rejected Ratko Mladic’s defense request to allow their client to travel to Russia to undergo medical treatment, on humanitarian grounds. The judges not that Mladic’s health, contrary to the defense’s alarmist claims, remains ‘consolidated and stable’. The judges are not convinced that the accused would return to The Hague for the judgment in his case, scheduled for November, despite the guarantees offered by the Russian authorities
08.04.2017.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL TO BEGIN IN MAY

Former heads of the Serbian State Security Service will be tried again for establishing, assisting, supporting and controlling the secret police and paramilitary units that perpetrated crimes in Croatia and BH from 1991 to 1995
07.04.2017.

DEFENSE: MLADIC'S LIFE IN THE HANDS OF JUDGES

In a new motion, the defense of the former VRS Main Staff commander urges the Trial Chamber to allow Ratko Mladic to travel to Russia for medical treatment ‘urgently, before it is too late’, warning the judges that they will bear responsibility for ‘any future deterioration and the final fatal outcome’ if they do not let Mladic go
03.04.2017.

PROSECUTION: MLADIC HAS ‘OPTIMAL TREATMENT’ IN THE HAGUE

In its response to the defense motion demanding that Ratko Mladic be allowed to travel to Russia for medical treatment urgently, the prosecution notes that the defense of the former VRS Main Staff Commander ‘misrepresents the nature of a recent medical intervention in a disingenuous attempt to claim a dramatic new deterioration in the Accused's health’