THE HAGUE | 11.03.2004.

FIFTH TRIAL FOR PRIJEDOR CAMPS TO START THIS FALL

Mejakic et al. case is ready to proceed to trial, set to begin in the fall of 2004. The prosecution plans to hear the testimony of 57 witnesses and will need six weeks to present their case. The accused praise the "wonderful treatment" in the Detention Unit.
THE HAGUE | 11.03.2004.

SUBSTANTIAL “DISCOUNT” FOR GUILTY PLEA AND REPENTANCE

Ranko Cesic has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for ten murders and other serious crimes he pled guilty to - His guilty plea, repentance and cooperation with the prosecution have been accepted as "substantial mitigating factors"
THE HAGUE | 10.03.2004.

BURNING HOUSES AND DETAINING PEOPLE

New evidence about the crimes of B-H Army and "bearded foreigners" at the trial of former BH Army commanders in Central Bosnia
THE HAGUE | 10.03.2004.

SENTENCING FOR VICE ADMIRAL JOKIC SCHEDULED FOR 18 MARCH

On 18 March, the Tribunal will pronounce the sentence for Miodrag Jokic. He pleaded guilty to the shelling of the Dubrovnik Old Town - Restricted communications regime extended for Vojislav Seselj and ended for Slobodan Milosevic
THE HAGUE | 10.03.2004.

WAS URBAN KILLED BY A SHELL OR DID HE DIE BECAUSE HELP ARRIVED TOO LATE?

The defence of the accused General Strugar claims that one of the two inhabitants of Dubrovnik who were killed in the shelling of the Old Town on 6 December 1991 bled out because he did not receive aid for two and a half hours after he was wounded
THE HAGUE | 09.03.2004.

BURST OF GUNFIRE IN THE BACKS OF CROAT PRISONERS

In the village of Dusina, on 26 January 1993, BH Army troops shot to death six local HVO members and a civilian, as a prisoner who survived the murder by chance testified.
THE HAGUE | 09.03.2004.

DOES THE TRIBUNAL HAVE JURISDICTION OVER VOJVODINA?

In his motion, Vojislav Seselj challenges virtually everything: from the legality of the founding of the Tribunal to its jurisdiction in general, and particularly, its jurisdiction over alleged violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Vojvodina.
THE HAGUE | 08.03.2004.

INDICTMENTS AGAINST CROATIAN GENERALS NO LONGER UNDER SEAL

Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac are accused of taking part in a "joint criminal enterprise" – together with the late president Franjo Tudjman and the fugitive general Ante Gotovina – in the course of and after the Operation Storm.
THE HAGUE | 08.03.2004.

SCOPE OF MILOSEVIC'S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE DETERMINED BY DATES

In addition to the opinion that Milosevic did not "act with a genocidal intent", the amici curiae motion puts before the judges important legal issues that the Tribunal has not been called upon to adjudicate so far
THE HAGUE | 07.03.2004.
Next Week at the Tribunal

WAITING FOR CROATIAN GENERALS

If the announcements from Zagreb are anything to go by, the event of the week in The Hague will be the surrender and initial appearance of two HV generals, accused of crimes committed in the course of and after the Operation Storm. The sentencing judgment will be rendered in the case of a penitent from Brcko, and the trials for the crimes in Central Bosnia and Dubrovnik are set to continue. Preparations are underway for the fifth trial for the camps in Prijedor.
THE HAGUE | 05.03.2004.

1.5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR "EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE" IN THE MILOSEVIC CASE

In the biggest search operation among the documents in the history of the Tribunal, the prosecution found and disclosed to the accused Milosevic more than 400,000 pages of potentially exculpatory material
THE HAGUE | 05.03.2004.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: FIRM SUPPORT FOR CARLA DEL PONTE

Only Carla del Ponte will decide on the venue for the trial of the persons indicted by the Tribunal, says European Commission spokesperson after the new Serb Prime Minister Kostunica announced that the cooperation in the transfer of the accused to The Hague would be limited
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2004.

“COWARDLY AND OMINOUS NATURE OF THE CRIME" AGAINST SARAJEVO

In its appeal, the prosecution claims that the "cowardly and sinister” nature of the terror campaign against Sarajevo, and the high rank of the accused Stanislav Galic must result in a higher sentence for the former commander of the Sarajevo-Romanija Corps of the VRS. He was sentenced by the Trial Chamber to 20 years in prison.
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2004.

"IT'S HORRIBLE NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE FACES OF THOSE WHO ARE KILLING YOU"

New testimony on the effects of the shelling of the Old Town of Dubrovnik on 6 December 1991. From the public gallery, psychiatrists retained by the prosecution monitor the responses of the accused General Pavle Strugar.
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2004.

"SELF-DEFENCE" IS NOT A VIABLE OPTION FOR THE CRIMES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

If Milosevic did, as he claims, "defend the lives and property of Bosnian Serbs who were in danger" in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the disproportionate force used and the nature of the crimes committed rule out the possibility of pleading "self-defense" – this is the conclusion of the latest filing of the Australian amicus curiae.