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Legal News
26 May 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday ordered Serbia's justice ministry to return Vojislav Seselj [JURIST news archive], ailing alleged war criminal, to his detention cell immediately. Seselj had been held in The Hague on charges of leading ethnic Serbs to persecute non-Serbs … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2015
by Sarah Boehme

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Monday that Serbian leader Vojislav Seselj violated conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague. Seselj, who was released in November for medical treatment in Serbia, was … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Feb 2015
by Gregory Gordon of Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on international criminal law and transitional justice...The ongoing seven-year debacle that is the trial … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday denied [statement, PDF, in French] a request from the ICTY prosecutor's office to revoke the provisional release of a Serb nationalist who was granted a temporary release from ICTY custody in November for health … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Police in Bosnia and Serbia, as part of a joint investigation and operation, arrested 15 individuals Friday accused of perpetrating the massacre of 19 unarmed men during the height of the Balkan conflict. The men are accused [AP report] of orchestrating the 1993 Strpci massacre where Bosnian Serb militiamen … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] returned home to Serbia on Wednesday, following his temporary release from prison. The Serbian far-right ultranationalist leader has been in custody at The Hague since 2003, after he was accused of war crimes and recruiting paramilitary forces during the 1990s … [read more]


Features
29 Nov 2013

The United Nations established the Tribunal in 1993 to break the institutional impunity of crimes committed against humanity in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars. While the Tribunal declares that in its twenty years it has "shown that an individual's senior position can no longer protect them from prosecution," the … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] Danish judge Frederik Harhoff was removed from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday over claims of bias in a letter he wrote criticizing the court. Harhoff was a member of the three-judge panel responsible for overseeing the trial [AP report] of Serbian … [read more]


Legal News
14 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] England and Wales have decided to abolish [Law Commission statement] the centuries-old contempt of court law [text], which historically has protected judges from slander and libel. David Omerod [official profile], a commissioner for the Law Commission [official website] which reviews laws in England and Wales, stated that the contempt … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday convicted [judgment, PDF; press release] Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] of contempt of court and sentenced him to two years in prison. Seselj had been … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The War Crimes Chamber of the Belgrade District Court on Tuesday sentenced 14 former members of the Yugoslav army and paramilitaries for killing non-Serb civilians during the Serbo-Croatian War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in which around 20,000 people lost their lives. The court found [B92 report] that the prosecution had presented … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The War Crimes Chamber of the Belgrade District Court on Tuesday sentenced four former police officers for crimes committed during the Serbo-Croatian War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in which around 20,000 people lost their lives. The four paramilitaries have been accused of killing [B92 report] at least six non-Serb civilians in … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday closed its third contempt trial against former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive]. Seselj has been accused of contempt of court and divulging data in a … [read more]


Legal News
15 Mar 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] on Thursday told judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] that he believes the tribunal is biased and that he does not care about the verdict. In … [read more]


Legal News
8 Mar 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday demanded a 28-year prison sentence for former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive]. Delivering closing arguments, Prosecutor Mathias Marcussen claimed that Seselj was responsible … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday rendered a judgment [summary, PDF] against Jelena Rasic, sentencing her to 12 months imprisonment on contempt charges. The judgment came following the acceptance of a plea agreement [JURIST] last … [read more]


Legal News
1 Feb 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] accepted a plea agreement [press release] on Tuesday in which Jelena Rasic, the case manager for Bosnian war criminal Milan Lukic, pleaded guilty [amended indictment, PDF] to five counts of contempt against the tribunal. According … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jan 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] announced Monday that former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [official website, in Serbian; JURIST news archive] is suing ICTY for USD $2.6 million in damages due to alleged unreasonable delays in his trial. The … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2011
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday convicted [press release] former Serb nationalist and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [case materials; JURIST news archive] of contempt and sentenced him [judgment, PDF] to 18 months in prison for revealing the names of protected witnesses … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] ruled [decision text, in French, PDF] on Friday that former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj [case materials; JURIST news archive] has received all guarantees of due process and fair proceedings available, and his trial … [read more]

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