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
22.09.2016.

MLADIC’S MOTION FOR MISTRIAL DENIED

First the presidents of the Mechanism and of the Tribunal denied Mladic’s motion in which he complained about ‘the systemic bias’ and demanded that the proceedings against him be stayed or that a mistrial be called. Now, Judge Orie’s Trial Chamber did the same
Den Haag | 19.09.2016.

TRIBUNAL’S ‘WORST APPEAL CASE’ PROCEEDS AT SNAIL'S PACE

The appellate hearing in the case against six former Herceg Bosna leaders will most likely take place in the first four months of 2017, the presiding judge has announced, adding that it is the ‘worst appellate case’ ever
Den Haag | 15.09.2016.

DAVID SCHWENDIMAN: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ICTY’S KOSOVO CASES

Chief prosecutor and Registrar of a newly established international tribunal in The Hague held their first press conference today. The tribunal will prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the period from 1998 to the end of 2000 in Kosovo and parts of Albania along the border
DEN HAAG | 14.09.2016.

MLADIC’S COMPLAINT ABOUT ‘SYSTEMATIC BIAS’ REJECTED

The Tribunal’s President decides not to consider the merits of Mladic’s motion in which Mladic accused the judges in the Trial Chamber and the Appeals Chamber of showing ‘systematic bias’. Mladic demanded that the proceedings against him be terminated and that a special working group be set up in the UN Security Council to investigate the allegations
DEN HAAG | 14.09.2016.

SERBIA CONTINUES WITH NON-COMPLIANCE AND OBSTRUCTION

The Trial Chamber hearing the case against the three Serbian Radical Party members who have been indicted for contempt of court has informed the Tribunal’s President that Serbia continues pursuing its policy of non-compliance, thus obstructing the administration of justice
DEN HAAG | 10.09.2016.

CLOSING ARGUMENT AT RATKO MLADIC’S TRIAL SET FOR DECEMBER 2016

In the case against the former commander of the VRS Main Staff, the prosecution and defence will deliver their closing arguments in December 2016. The trial lasted 523 days; the court heard the testimony of 380 witnesses and admitted almost 10,000 exhibits into evidence. Ratko Mladic is on trial for genocide and other crimes committed in the BH war
DEN HAAG | 08.09.2016.

RESULTS OF INTERNAL ENQUIRY INTO ZDRAVKO TOLIMIR’S DEATH PUBLISHED

Former deputy commander of the VRS Main Staff in charge of intelligence and security died of a heart attack, in spite of a ‘prompt, efficient and coordinated’ intervention of the personnel in the UN Detention Unit. The health care standard enjoyed by the Tribunal’s detainees is equal to that of Dutch citizens
Den Haag | 30.08.2016.

PROSECUTION: CONVICT OR RETRY SESELJ

In the appellate brief, the prosecution asks the Appeals Chamber to reverse the ‘vitiated’ first-instance judgment in the Vojislav Seselj case, and to convict him of war crimes and crimes against humanity. According to the prosecution, 28 years in prison would be an appropriate sentence. Alternatively, the prosecution wants the Serbian Radical Party leader to be retried
DEN HAAG | 26.08.2016.

MLADIC'S MOTION FOR JUDGES' DISQUALIFICATION DENIED

ICTY president Carmel Agius has dismissed the motion filed by Ratko Mladic's defense seeking the disqualification of judges Orie and Flügge from the chamber hearing the case against the former VRS Main Staff commander
Den Haag | 16.08.2016.

MLADIC’S DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE

Although Ratko Mladic’s defense has maintained he wants to call additional witnesses, the Trial Chamber officially brought the defense case to a close. The former commander of the VRS Main Staff was charged with genocide and other crimes in the BH war. Today Russian colonel Demurenko completed his evidence in Mladic’s defense via video link from Moscow. On 15 June 2016, he left The Hague in the middle of his testimony
Den Haag | 25.07.2016.

SUMMER COURT RECESS

The ICTY Summer recess starts on Monday 25 July 2016. During the recess, there will be no trials, status conferences or other hearings. The trial of Ratko Mladic will resume on Tuesday, 16 August 2016. SENSE will report on any extraordinary events if they occur during the recess.
DEN HAAG | 22.07.2016.

PROSECUTION APPEALS AGAINST KARADZIC’S JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE

In four ground of appeal the prosecution highlights the errors of law and fact in the Trial Chamber’s judgment. The prosecution wants the appellate judges to convict Radovan Karadzic of genocide in seven municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to sentence him to life
DEN HAAG | 22.07.2016.

KARADZIC CONDEMNS INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE IN HIS APPEAL

In his appeal against the trial judgment, the former Republika Srpska president complains that he was not given a fair trial. Karadzic also strongly condemns the entire concept of international justice, calling on the world leaders to re-consider it
DEN HAAG | 20.07.2016.

DEFENSE: MLADIC IS VICTIM OF 'SYSTEMATIC BIAS'

Ratko Mladic's defense has now accused all those involved in his trial - from the judges of the Tribunal and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals to the high-ranking UN officials – of a ‘systematic bias' against their client. Mladic's defense has demanded that the trial be suspended and judges Orie and Flugge disqualified. They also want the UN Security Council to set up a working group which will investigate the allegations