08.04.2017.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL TO BEGIN IN MAY

Former heads of the Serbian State Security Service will be tried again for establishing, assisting, supporting and controlling the secret police and paramilitary units that perpetrated crimes in Croatia and BH from 1991 to 1995
07.04.2017.

DEFENSE: MLADIC'S LIFE IN THE HANDS OF JUDGES

In a new motion, the defense of the former VRS Main Staff commander urges the Trial Chamber to allow Ratko Mladic to travel to Russia for medical treatment ‘urgently, before it is too late’, warning the judges that they will bear responsibility for ‘any future deterioration and the final fatal outcome’ if they do not let Mladic go
03.04.2017.

PROSECUTION: MLADIC HAS ‘OPTIMAL TREATMENT’ IN THE HAGUE

In its response to the defense motion demanding that Ratko Mladic be allowed to travel to Russia for medical treatment urgently, the prosecution notes that the defense of the former VRS Main Staff Commander ‘misrepresents the nature of a recent medical intervention in a disingenuous attempt to claim a dramatic new deterioration in the Accused's health’
28.03.2017.

DOUBLE HERCEG BOSNA LEADERS’ SENTENCES, PROSECUTION ASKS ON APPEAL

The prosecution contends the Appeals Chamber should double the sentences the former Bosnian Croat leaders received at trial: they should get a total of 225 years in prison for the crimes committed in 1993 and 1994 in Herceg Bosna
27.03.2017.

PUSIC’S DEFENSE: CHAMBER CHOSE TO DISREGARD INCOVENIENT FACTS

Berislav Pusic’s defense contends that the Trial Chamber chose to ‘disregard inconvenient facts’ that ‘do not fit the narrative of the existence of a joint criminal enterprise’. Pusic did not have the power to influence the conditions in detention centers. According to the defense, he was just a pencil pusher
24.03.2017.

CORIC’S DEFENSE: JUDGMENT BASED ON ‘FORGERIES’

The defense of the former HVO Military Police Administration Valentin Coric challenges all the findings in the trial judgment, arguing that it is based on ‘forged documents’ and wrong ideas about ‘isolated incidents’
24.03.2017.

PETKOVIC DENIES HE WAS PART OF CRIMINAL PLAN

The defense of the former HVO Main Staff commander Milivoj Petkovic claims there was no plan to ethnically cleans Muslims from Herceg Bosna, that the ethnic composition of every town and village in Herceg Bosna remained unchanged, and that the Croat-Muslim conflict was caused on 30 June by the ‘treason’ on the part of the Muslim soldiers in HVO ranks. The Herceg Bosna authorities had to respond and take measures lest they should lose the entire Mostar region
22.03.2017.

PRALJAK’S DEFENSE: NOTHING HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED PROPERLY

Slobodan Praljak’s defense considers that the trial judgment is ‘incomplete, confusing, contradictory and incomprehensible’ and should therefore be set aside, Praljak’s conviction should be quashed or a retrial ordered
22.03.2017.

TRIBUNAL SEEKS ASSISTANCE FROM BH AND CROATIA IN BID TO COLLECT PRALJAK’S DEBT

The authorities in Sarajevo and Zagreb have been invited to state in writing by 5 April what they would be in a position to do to assist the Tribunal in its bid to recover more than 208 million euros owed to it by the accused Slobodan Praljak
21.03.2017.

MLADIC WANTS TO GO TO RUSSIAN HOSPITAL

In its motion, the defense sounds the alarm on the sudden deterioration of the health of the former VRS Main Staff commander and urges the court to allow the accused to travel to Russia urgently, citing humanitarian and medical reasons
20.03.2017.

PRLIC: HVO WAS THE ‘ONLY MULTI-ETHNIC ARMY’

The defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister Jadranko Prlic has called for his conviction to be quashed. According to Prlic, the Croatian Community of Herceg Bosna was established in response to the obvious inability of BH to defend itself against the Serb aggression and to the ‘collapse of the government’ in Sarajevo. It was in fact ‘a community comprising municipalities which functioned as part of BH’
28.02.2017.

MLADIC’S MOTION ALLEGING UNFAIR TRIAL REJECTED

The Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber rejected today Ratko Mladic’s interlocutory appeal against the Trial Chamber’s decision issued in July 2016. As alleged by the defense, the trial decision violated the right of the accused to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence
14.02.2017.

ICTY WANTS INTERPOL TO ISSUE RED NOTICE FOR INDICTED RADICAL PARTY MEMBERS

The Trial Chamber hearing the case of against the three Serbian Radical Party members indicted for contempt of court has ordered the ICTY Registry to seek Interpol’s assistance in a bid to put a stop to the obstruction of justice on the part of the accused and the Serbian authorities
01.02.2017.

EXPERTS CONTRADICT KARADZIC: TRIBUNAL'S DETENTION UNIT IS NOT 'CARCINOGENIC'

Following a spate of complaints from Radovan Karadzic about the 'toxic environment' and 'a high malignancy rate' in the UN Detention Unit, the Tribunal's Registry turned to the Medical Centre of the Erasmus University to investigate the claims. Its expert team investigated the matter over a period of several months and concluded there is no causal relationship between the conditions in the detention unit and the malignant diseases of some of the detainees
19.12.2016.

NARRATIVE TARGETING HISTORY AND MEMORY PRESENTED IN KOSOVO

After Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrade and Podgorica, the interactive narrative Targeting History and Memory was presented last week in Kosovo in two events, in Priština and in the Visoki Dečani monastery