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’
28.03.2017.

DOUBLE HERCEG BOSNA LEADERS’ SENTENCES, PROSECUTION ASKS ON APPEAL

The prosecution contends the Appeals Chamber should double the sentences the former Bosnian Croat leaders received at trial: they should get a total of 225 years in prison for the crimes committed in 1993 and 1994 in Herceg Bosna
27.03.2017.

PUSIC’S DEFENSE: CHAMBER CHOSE TO DISREGARD INCOVENIENT FACTS

Berislav Pusic’s defense contends that the Trial Chamber chose to ‘disregard inconvenient facts’ that ‘do not fit the narrative of the existence of a joint criminal enterprise’. Pusic did not have the power to influence the conditions in detention centers. According to the defense, he was just a pencil pusher
24.03.2017.

CORIC’S DEFENSE: JUDGMENT BASED ON ‘FORGERIES’

The defense of the former HVO Military Police Administration Valentin Coric challenges all the findings in the trial judgment, arguing that it is based on ‘forged documents’ and wrong ideas about ‘isolated incidents’
24.03.2017.

PETKOVIC DENIES HE WAS PART OF CRIMINAL PLAN

The defense of the former HVO Main Staff commander Milivoj Petkovic claims there was no plan to ethnically cleans Muslims from Herceg Bosna, that the ethnic composition of every town and village in Herceg Bosna remained unchanged, and that the Croat-Muslim conflict was caused on 30 June by the ‘treason’ on the part of the Muslim soldiers in HVO ranks. The Herceg Bosna authorities had to respond and take measures lest they should lose the entire Mostar region
22.03.2017.

PRALJAK’S DEFENSE: NOTHING HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED PROPERLY

Slobodan Praljak’s defense considers that the trial judgment is ‘incomplete, confusing, contradictory and incomprehensible’ and should therefore be set aside, Praljak’s conviction should be quashed or a retrial ordered
22.03.2017.

TRIBUNAL SEEKS ASSISTANCE FROM BH AND CROATIA IN BID TO COLLECT PRALJAK’S DEBT

The authorities in Sarajevo and Zagreb have been invited to state in writing by 5 April what they would be in a position to do to assist the Tribunal in its bid to recover more than 208 million euros owed to it by the accused Slobodan Praljak
21.03.2017.

MLADIC WANTS TO GO TO RUSSIAN HOSPITAL

In its motion, the defense sounds the alarm on the sudden deterioration of the health of the former VRS Main Staff commander and urges the court to allow the accused to travel to Russia urgently, citing humanitarian and medical reasons
20.03.2017.

PRLIC: HVO WAS THE ‘ONLY MULTI-ETHNIC ARMY’

The defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister Jadranko Prlic has called for his conviction to be quashed. According to Prlic, the Croatian Community of Herceg Bosna was established in response to the obvious inability of BH to defend itself against the Serb aggression and to the ‘collapse of the government’ in Sarajevo. It was in fact ‘a community comprising municipalities which functioned as part of BH’
28.02.2017.

MLADIC’S MOTION ALLEGING UNFAIR TRIAL REJECTED

The Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber rejected today Ratko Mladic’s interlocutory appeal against the Trial Chamber’s decision issued in July 2016. As alleged by the defense, the trial decision violated the right of the accused to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence