Den Haag | 16.06.2016.

DEMURENKO LEFT BEFORE COMPLETING EVIDENCE

Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko failed to show up in court this morning. The witness was expected to continue his evidence in Ratko Mladic’s defense. The presiding judge said that Demurenko had left Holland ‘after midnight’. The judges asked the defense and the prosecution to present their positions on what should be done with Demurenko’s statement and unfinished evidence. Mladic waived his right to attend the hearing and was absent today
Den Haag | 15.06.2016.

CONFUSED COLONEL AND SOPHISTICATED PROSECUTOR

In the cross-examination, Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko complained about the prosecutors ‘skillfully confusing’ him with their ‘sophisticated questions’. Demurenko argued that he ‘cannot follow their logic all the time’ because he is just a soldier. The Trial Chamber didn’t allow the witness to shake hands with the accused Mladic
DEN HAAG | 14.06.2016.

CONSPIRACY AGAINST SERBS, UN’S PARTIALITY AND BOSNIAK AGGRESSION

In his evidence in Ratko Mladic’s defense, Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko talked about his investigation of the Markale incident of 28 August 1995. A total of 43 citizens of Sarajevo were killed and 75 were injured in the incident. According to Demurenko, the explosion was staged. The United Nations were biased and covered up the ‘Bosniak aggression against Serbs’. Bosniaks opened fire on their own people, Demurenko claimed
DEN HAAG | 12.06.2016.
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MLADIC’S FINAL DEFENSE WITNESS TO TESTIFY

In October 2012, Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko was Radovan Karadzic’s first defense witness. Now, Demurenko returns to court as the last witness in Ratko Mladic’s defense case
DEN HAAG | 08.06.2016.

BACK IN 1990s

In their reports to the UN Security Council, the Tribunal’s president and its chief prosecutor have strongly criticized Serbia for its failure to comply with the warrants for the arrest of three members of the Serbian Radical Party. Croatia has been reprimanded for obstructing regional cooperation in the prosecution of war crime cases. The chief prosecutor has expressed his concern about the political situation in the region, highlighting the politicians who are ‘repeating nationalistic slogans of the past’
DEN HAAG | 03.06.2016.

APPELLATE JUDGMENT FOR STANISIC AND ZUPLJANIN ON 30 JUNE 2016

The Appeals Chamber will render the final judgment in the case against two former Bosnian Serb police leaders, Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin, on Thursday, 30 June 2016
Den Haag | 01.06.2016.

PROSECUTION: REJECT MLADIC’S MOTION

According to the prosecution, the credibility and impartiality of the judges are not jeopardized bythe fact that some of the legal advisers appointed to assist the trial chamber in Mladic’s case had previously worked with the judges who convicted Radovan Karadzic
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.
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“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