THE HAGUE | 01.04.2004.

HEARING ON GENERAL STRUGAR'S COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL TO BE HELD

If the Trial Chamber decides that the accused is not competent to stand trial and orders the trial suspended, it seems likely that will spell the end of the Dubrovnik indictment with its three accused – General Strugar, Vice admiral Jokic and Captain Kovacevic a/k/a Rambo.
THE HAGUE | 01.04.2004.

CAN CERMAK AND MARKAC BE PROVISIONALLY RELEASED PENDING TRIAL?

At a hearing before the Trial Chamber today, the defense asked for the provisional release of two Croatian generals, Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac. The prosecution opposed the motion.
THE HAGUE | 31.03.2004.

DARKO MRDJA SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS IN PRISON

The Trial chamber did not accept the defense argument that the accused acted under duress when he took part in the murder of more than 200 men at Koricanske stijene in August 1992.
THE HAGUE | 31.03.2004.

HOW DERONJIC DIVIDED THE JUDGES

Dissenting and separate opinions of judges Schomburg and Mumba on potential effects of the punishment imposed on Miroslav Deronjic.
THE HAGUE | 30.03.2004.

TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR MIROSLAV DERONJIC

The judgment was passed by majority, with Judge Schomburg dissenting in a highly critical opinion
THE HAGUE | 30.03.2004.

IS GENERAL STRUGAR COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL?

After examining the accused general Strugar, the experts appointed by the prosecution reached conclusions contrary to those of the experts whose findings the defense uses to move for the suspension of the trial.
THE HAGUE | 29.03.2004.

MILAN BABIC – A UNIQUE CASE

On the eve of the sentencing hearing, the prosecution points to a number of "firsts" in the case of Milan Babic, former president of the former Republic of Serbian Krajina, accused of participation in a joint criminal enterprise whose purpose it was to remove the non-Serb population from large areas of Croatia ( permanently and forcibly, and the credit due to the accused, proposing a prison sentence of eleven years.
THE HAGUE | 29.03.2004.

THE THREE GOALS OF CAPTAIN “RAMBO”

According to Admiral Miodrag Jokic, the shelling of the Old Town of Dubrovnik on 6 December 1991 was not a "spontaneous action". Instead of an investigation and punishment for those responsible, early promotions were given to Captain "Rambo" and the other participants in the JNA Dubrovnik operation.
THE HAGUE | 28.03.2004.
Next Week at the Tribunal

“PUNISHMENT WEEK”

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Miroslav Deronjic and Darko Mrdja respectively will receive their sentences. The sentencing hearing for Milan Babic is scheduled to begin on Thursday. The trials for the shelling of Dubrovnik and the crimes committed by the mujahedin and the BH Army in Central Bosnia continue. Status conferences in the appellate proceedings in the cases of Blaskic, Naletilic/Martinovic and Galic
THE HAGUE | 26.03.2004.

IT IS NOT IN THE INDICTMENT, BUT IT IS IN THE JUDGMENT

A duel between the prosecutors and the defense for Miroslav Kvocka, Dragoljub Prcac, Mladjo Radic and Zoran Zigic before the Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal: the defense points out that although the indictment did not charge them with participation in a "joint criminal enterprise", all four have been found guilty of that in the judgment.
THE HAGUE | 26.03.2004.

MUJAHEDIN FOUGHT WHERE THE FIGHTING WAS THE FIERCEST

Captain Mark Bower said that the bodies of the mujahedin killed in action could be found in places where the fighting between the BH Army and the HVO was the fiercest. – It seemed that the 7th Muslim Brigade was, together with the mujahedin, the "main fighting force" – The defense claims that the foreign fighters were not under the control of the BH Army 3rd Corps.
THE HAGUE | 25.03.2004.

MILOŠEVIĆ REFUSES TO GIVE HIS CONSENT TO THE REPLACEMENT JUDGE

The failure of the accused to state whether he will consent to the continuation of the trial with a new judge has been interpreted as his refusal to give consent - The three requests of Slobodan Milošević - “It is not my intention to disappear but to win”
THE HAGUE | 24.03.2004.

THE ATMOSPHERE OF IMPUNITY AMONG THE "LIBERATORS" OF DUBROVNIK

At the beginning of his testimony at the trial of General Pavle Strugar, admiral Miodrag Jokic described the atmosphere of lack of discipline and impunity among the JNA forces that held the town of Dubrovnik under siege and shelled its old part in the fall of 1991
THE HAGUE | 24.03.2004.

DEL PONTE DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES IN KOSOVO

The jurisdiction of the International War Crimes Tribunal is predicated on the existence of an "armed conflict", which was officially ended in July 1999.
THE HAGUE | 24.03.2004.

MUJAHEDIN "UNDER CONTROL"

The conclusion of the military information summary of the British Battalion for 23 June 1993, states that the mujahedin “are under effective control, as they are invariably found at the point of the [BH Army] 3rd Corps main effort.” The prosecutor presented this document today at the trial of the former BH Army commanders in Central Bosnia.