20.05.2016.

WHO CAN(NOT) WRITE RATKO MLADIC’S JUDGMENT?

Ratko Mladic’s defense notes that Mladic was for all intents and purposes convicted already when Radovan Karadzic’s judgment was handed down in March 2016, warning the judges not to include legal advisers who worked with the chamber which convicted the former Republika Srpska president in the advisory team which will help Mladic’s chamber decide on the general’s guilt
Den Haag | 10.05.2016.

APPEALS CHAMBER APPOINTED IN VOJISLAV SESELJ’S CASE

President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals Judge Meron apointed the Appeals Chamber which will deal with the prosecution's appeal the acquittal of the Serbian Radical Party leader. Presided by US Judge Meron the chamber will include judges from Great Britain, Portugal, Kenya and Cameroon
DEN HAAG | 03.05.2016.

PROSECUTION AGAINST PROVISIONAL RELEASE FOR KARADZIC

Responding to Karadzic’s motion for provisional release pending the appellate judgment, the prosecution noted that there were no ‘special circumstances’ to justify the request. Also, the prosecution stressed, Karadzic is a flight risk. Such a decision would undermine the confidence the victims, witnesses and public had in the ability of international tribunal to ensure the administration of justice
DEN HAAG | 03.05.2016.

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF VICTIMS WERE ARMED OR NOT, AS LONG AS THERE WAS FIGHTING

Based on a document produced by the VRS 1st Krajina Corps, defense demography expert Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic concluded that there was fighting with the 'extremist' groups in the Prijedor area at the relevant times. When the prosecutor stressed that the document does not state the ‘extremist’ groups were armed, the defense’s demography expert argued that her goal was not to establish ‘whether someone was armed or not but whether there was fighting going on’
HAG/DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

JUDGE MERON’S LETTER TO KARADZIC

The President of the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals has responded to the complaints raised by the former Republika Srpska president at a status conference on 6 April 2016. Karadzic complained about the conditions in the detention unit and about ‘frequent malignant diseases’ among the inmates in the UN Detention Unit. Karadzic also complained about the slow and outdated computer he had at his disposal in his cell
DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

DEFENSE: PROSECUTION EXPERT’S ‘STATISTICAL EXHIBITIONISM’

Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic continued her evidence at the trial of Ratko Mladic today. The expert witness extended her list of complaints about Dr. Ewa Tabeau’s expert report, accusing her of manipulation and deliberate concealment of data. According to Dr. Radovanovic’s, parts of Dr. Tabeau's report on the mass grave near Prijedor were an exercise in 'pure statistical exhibitionism'
DEN HAAG | 02.05.2016.

PROSECUTION WANTS APPEALS JUDGES TO REVERSE SESELJ’S ‘VITIATED’ JUDGMENT

In the notice of appeal against the acquittal of the Serbian Radical Party leader, the prosecution urges the Appeals Chamber to reverse the Trial Chamber’s ‘vitiated’ judgment. The prosecution calls on the appellate judges to find the accused guilty and to impose an adequate sentence or, alternatively, to order a re-trial
Den Haag | 01.05.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

TOMASICA VICTIMS – EXECUTED OR KILLED IN COMBAT?

Ratko Mladic’s defense demography expert will continue her evidence next week. In her testimony last week, Mladic’s expert contested the findings of the prosecution demography expert about the death and identification of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor. The defense wants to prove that the victims were not executed but were killed in combat
Den Haag | 28.04.2016.

WITNESS WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS

Belgian lieutenant Jan Segers testified today in Ratko Mladic’s defense. After trying for three hours to establish when specific incidents he mentioned in his evidence had actually happened, it turned out that the witness has memory problems caused by the medication he has been taking
Den Haag | 26.04.2016.

CONTESTING TOMASICA EVIDENCE

Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic, demography expert called by Ratko Mladic’s defense, has challenged the integrity of the prosecution expert Ewa Tabeau. According to Dr. Radovanovic, Tabeau’s ‘key mistake’ was her failure to indicate that some of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave had died in combat
Den Haag | 25.04.2016.

BELGRADE PATHOLOGIST’S ‘LONDON CONNECTIONS’

What did Dr. Zoran Stankovic tell Ratko Mladic in October 1995 about the possibility that he might get the Tribunal's indictment against the general withdrawn? Mladic described the meeting in detail in his diary and recorded it on audio tape. In the cross-examination of the defense’s expert the prosecutor played the recording
Den Haag | 24.04.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

LAST EVIDENCE TO BE PRESENTED AT THE TRIBUNAL

After the evidence of its two last witnesses, Svetlana Radovanovic and Jan Segers, Ratko Mladic’s defense will rest its case – the last case before the Tribunal. Future re-trial cases will be continued before the so-called Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
DEN HAAG | 22.04.2016.

KARADZIC ASKS FOR PROVISIONAL RELEASE

Former Republika Srpska president has filed a motion for provisional release pending the appellate judgment in his case. Karadzic has offered ‘personal guarantees’ that he will return from Republika Srpska to the Detention Unit in Scheveningen when ordered to do so by the Tribunal
DEN HAAG | 20.04.2016.

BLINDFOLDED VICTIMS OR FIGHTERS WITH ‘BANDANAS’

In the final part of Dr. Zoran Stankovic’s examination-in-chief, Ratko Mladic’s defense alleged that the Srebrenica victims exhumed from the mass graves may have been killed in combat, and not executed. Strips of cloth found on the victims' heads were not blindfolds but ‘bandanas’ worn by fighters, the defense argued
Den Haag | 19.04.2016.

DEFENSE EXPERT: TOMASICA VICTIMS COULD HAVE DIED IN COMBAT

Dr. Zoran Stankovic, a forensic expert from Belgrade, has again been critical of the findings of the British and Bosnian pathologist who had carried out the post mortems on the victims from the Tomasica mass grave. The defense expert couldn’t understand why only ‘basic equipment’ had been used in the morgue: the staff had not used an x-ray machine or a fluoroscope and they had not consulted the victims’ medical charts. Dr. Stankovic noted that the victims exhumed from Tomasica may not have been executed but killed in combat