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DEN HAAG | 29.03.2016.

FLORENCE HARTMANN RELEASED AFTER SERVING TWO THIRDS OF HER SENTENCE

After Florence Hartmann has served three thirds of her seven-day prison sentence, President Theodor Meron granted her early release. The President issued the decision in order to ensure ‘equal treatment’ of all the convicted individuals, and in light of the demonstrated degree of rehabilitation and exemplary conduct in prison
DEN HAAG | 26.03.2016.

FLORENCE HARTMANN IN ISOLATION AND UNDER ROUND-THE-CLOCK SURVEILLANCE

Upon her transfer to the UN Detention Unit, former spokeswoman of the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor has been segregated from the rest of the detainees, placed in isolation and under round-the-clock surveillance. Her lawyer considers the regime to be 'unnecessary, unjustified and disproportionate', but cannot lodge a complaint because the management of the detention unit are away for the Easter holiday
Den Haag | 24.03.2016.

FLORENCE HARTMANN ARRESTED

Less than two hours before Radovan Karadzic was due to hear his verdict, Florence Hartmann was arrested on the lawn in front of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The victims who also gathered there tried unsuccessfully to shield her with their bodies. Former chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte was ‘shocked’ by the news of Hartmann’s arrest
THE HAGUE | 16.06.2014.

SESELJ’S MOTION REFERRED TO MECHANISM

In its decision issued today, Judge Antonetti's Trial Chamber ruled that the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals had the jurisdiction to deal with Vojislav Seselj’s confidential motion. Seselj wanted the Tribunal to institute contempt of court proceedings against former chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte
THE HAGUE | 28.11.2013.

CARLA DEL PONTE WON’T BE INVESTIGATED

Judge Moloto today issued a decision rejecting Radovan Karadzic’s motion for the appointment of amicus curiae to investigate allegations of contempt of court against former Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte in 2004 when she shared a ‘confidential list’ of Slobodan Milosevic’s potential defense witnesses with a US legal team
THE HAGUE | 11.11.2013.

‘DEL PONTE CASE’: MERON PUTS BALL INTO MERON’S COURT

Theodor Meron, the Tribunal’s President, has dismissed Karadzic’s request for the appointment of a special chamber to consider the possible culpability of Carla Del Ponte, citing lack of jurisdiction. Since Karadzic has in the meantime submitted the same request to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the ‘Del Ponte case’ was thus referred to its president: Judge Meron
THE HAGUE | 18.10.2013.

‘DEL PONTE CASE’ RETURNED TO PRESIDENT MERON

The special chamber appointed after Radovan Karadzic filed a motion accusing Carla Del Ponte of contempt of court concluded it lacked jurisdiction to consider the request referring the case involving the former chief prosecutor to Judge Meron, who is the president of both the Tribunal and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
THE HAGUE | 04.10.2013.

PROSECUTION: IF DEL PONTE IS GUILTY, KARADZIC IS GUILTY TOO

The prosecution contends that Carla del Ponte did not commit contempt of court when she discussed Milosevic’s confidential witness list with US diplomats. If the specially appointed chamber concludes otherwise, the same procedure should apply to Karadzic and his defense team since they disclosed in public the cable with the purportedly confidential information on witnesses
THE HAGUE | 04.04.2013.

GENERAL KRSTIC PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CONTEMPT OF COURT

The former commander of the VRS Drina Corps will stand trial before the Tribunal once again, this time for refusing to comply with a subpoena compelling him to give evidence in Radovan Karadzic’s defense case. Krstic is serving his 35-year sentence for aiding and abetting the Srebrenica genocide
THE HAGUE | 28.03.2013.

GENERAL RADISLAV KRSTIC TO APPEAR AGAIN BEFORE JUDGES

On Thursday, 4 April 2013, General Radislav Krstic will enter his plea on the indictment charging him with contempt of court. Krstic has refused to comply with the Tribunal’s subpoena to appear as a witness at Radovan Karadzic’s trial

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