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Ratko Mladic opens defense at UN genocide trial|
May 19, 2014
Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic began his defense case before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday with testimony of Mile Sladoje, a former Serb army officer who claimed that he was never ordered to shoot civilians during the the 1995 Srebrenica....... [more]
Kosovo lawmakers vote to create war crimes court
April 24, 2014
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the rebel....... [more]
ICTY upholds genocide charges against Ratko Mladic for 1995 Srebrenica massacre
April 15, 2014
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia determined during a session on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to uphold charges on two counts of genocide against Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Srebrenic....... [more]
Mladic refuses to testify at Karadzic ICTY trial
January 29, 2014
Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, refused to testify on Tuesday at the trial of Radovan Karadzic, which is ongoing at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY had granted Karadzic's motion in December to subp....... [more]
Convicted Serbian war criminals receive reduced sentences
January 24, 2014
The appeals chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday upheld the criminal convictions of four Serbian senior officials stemming from the Bosnian Civil War, while reducing the sentences for three of them. Former Serbian prime minister Nikola Sainovi....... [more]
UN judges order Mladic to testify at Karadzic trial
December 12, 2013
The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday granted a motion by Radovan Karadzic to subpoena Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, to testify at his trial where he has been charged with genocide, crimes against hum....... [more]
ICTY Provides Fair, Non-Political Trials
December 3, 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....... [more]
Assessing Twenty Years of the ICTY
November 29, 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 pros....... [more]
History of the Court
November 29, 2013
The ICTY delivered its first indictment ever against Dragan Nikolic, the director of the Serb-run Susica Detention Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1994. He was accused of committing crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence and torture. After he pleaded guilty in September 2003....... [more]
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
November 29, 2013
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was created 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....... [more]
November 20, 2013
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 s....... [more]