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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was created [pdf] in 1993 by UN Resolution 827 to adjudicate the alleged war crimes perpetrated in the region of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The ICTY's term of prosecution has been extended until December 2014. Since its inception, the ICTY has convicted numerous war criminals for atrocities committed in the widespread violence of the Balkan region.The tribunal has been working through an immense caseload for the past twenty years and has recently delegated much of the war crime adjudication to the courts of individual Balkan nations.

Timeline

08/29/2013: Danish judge removed from war crimes tribunal for bias.

05/25/2013: ICTY marked 20th anniversary.

12/17/2012: UN extended terms of ICTY judges.

11/26/2012: Serbia asked UN tribunal to hand over evidence against freed Croatian generals.

11/11/2012: ICTY denied former Serb parliament speaker's request for early release.

10/06/2012: ICTY opened final war crimes trial.

11/14/2011: Staff shortages plagued UN war crimes tribunals.

09/14/2011: UN extended terms for international tribunal prosecutors until December 2014.

07/20/2011: Serbia captured final ICTY fugitive Goran Hadzic.

10/08/2010: UN war crimes tribunals requested additional resources from General Assembly.

09/28/2010: ICTY began project to strengthen Balkan region's courts.

08/27/2008: ICTY indicted former spokesperson for disclosing confidential Milosevic decisions.

08/03/2008: Serbian president vowed to work with ICTY to find remaining fugitives.

07/29/2008: Bosnia war crimes court handed down first Srebrenica sentences.

07/10/2008: Russia alleged bias in ICTY.

05/20/2008: ICTY indicted journalist for exposing witness in ex-Kosovo PM war crimes trial.

05/15/2006: ICTY prison auditors recommended modest reforms after Milosevic death in custody.

11/01/2005: ICTY transferred first case to Croatia.

03/15/2005: UN Yugoslavia war crimes court issued final indictment.

05/25/1993: ICTY created [pdf] under UN Resolution 827.

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