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Academic Commentary
3 Dec 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Stuart Ford of The John Marshall Law School argues that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia provides for fair, non-political trials, which are central to the success of the court ... The fairness of the trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The UN Security Council on Monday approved a resolution [Resolution 2018 (2012) text] extending the terms of 21 judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor, none opposed and one abstention by the Russian Federation. The … [read more]


Legal News
6 Dec 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] Officials from the International Criminal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official websites] on Wednesday told [UN News Centre report] the UN Security Council [official website] that they are making progress in completing their work, but continue to face a number of … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2012
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF] the life sentence Milan Lukic, a Bosnian Serb commander who was sentenced to life in prison for crimes that include burning more than 100 people alive during the 1992 Bosnian War. Lukic was … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2012
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Kosovo authorities called Sunday for an investigation into the work of former UN chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte [BBC profile] for her role in bringing war crimes charges against former Kosovo prime minister and Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Haradinaj [ICTY materials; BBC profile]. Del Ponte, a Swiss … [read more]


Legal News
29 Nov 2012
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday acquitted [press release] former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders Ramush Haradinaj [JURIST op-ed], Idriz Balaj, and Laji Brahimaj of all charges. Haradinaj was a commander of the KLA in the Dukagjin area … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Prosecutors in the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj [materials; BBC profile], a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] commander and the former prime minister of Kosovo, on Monday asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] to give him a sentence of at least 20 years. … [read more]


Legal News
19 Sep 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday sentenced a man for contempt of court [judgment, PDF] for refusing to testify. The man, Shefqet Kabashi, was sentenced to two months in jail [press release] for refusing on two occasions to answer questions during the … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday began the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj [materials; BBC profile], a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander and the former prime minister of Kosovo, who was acquitted [JURIST report] of all charges in 2008. The ICTY appeals chamber … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday convicted [judgment, PDF] former senior Serbian police official Vlastimir Djordjevic [ICTY backgrounder, PDF; case materials] on five counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, sentencing him to 27 years [press release]. Djordjevic was convicted of … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2010
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday ordered [text, PDF] former Kosovo Albanian military leader Ramush Haradinaj [ICTY materials, PDF; JURIST news archive] to remain in custody while awaiting a new trial. The court determined that granting Haradinaj a provisional release would lead … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday reversed the acquittal [press release; judgment summary, PDF] of former Kosovo Albanian military leader Ramush Haradinaj [ICTY materials, PDF; JURIST news archive] and two others. In reversing the acquittal, the appeals chamber … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday reversed the contempt conviction [press release; judgment summary, PDF] of Astrit Haraqija and affirmed the conviction of Bajrush Morina for interfering with a witness during the trial of former Kosovo Albanian military … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs

[JURIST] Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] Tuesday began the war crimes trial [press release] of former Serbian general Vlastimir Djordjevic [ICTY backgrounder, PDF; case materials]. Djordjevic was arrested [JURIST report] in 2007 and formally indicted [indictment, PDF] in July 2008 for his participation in … [read more]


Legal News
27 Dec 2008
by Jake Oresick

[JURIST] Ten ethnic Albanians were arrested in Serbia Friday for alleged crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder], according to Serb officials. The former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] members, being held for questioning in Belgrade and Vranje, will likely be charged for their alleged roles in … [read more]


Legal News
17 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Two prominent Kosovar Albanians were found guilty of contempt [press release; judgment summary, PDF] Wednesday in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. Former Kosovo minister for Culture, Youth and Sport Astrit Haraqija was sentenced to five months in prison, and Bajrush Morina, former political … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday convicted [judgment summary; press release] a Kosovar journalist on contempt of court charges and fined him 7,000 euros for revealing the identity of a witness in the war crimes trial of former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush … [read more]


Legal News
23 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Friday provisionally released [press release] a Kosovar journalist indicted [PDF text; JURIST report] on contempt of court charges for allegedly publishing the identity of a witness in the war crimes trial of former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2008
by Abigail Salisbury

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Tuesday indicted [PDF text] a Kosovar journalist on contempt of court charges for allegedly revealing the identity of a witness in the war crimes trial of former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj [TrialWatch profile; JURIST news archive]. Baton … [read more]


Academic Commentary
5 May 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Abigail Salisbury says that the recent war crimes acquittal of former Kosovo prime minister and Kosovo Liberation Army leader Ramush Haradinaj before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - a ruling now under prosecution appeal - may compound existing tensions in the Balkans and … [read more]

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