DEN HAAG | 25.02.2016.

BELGRADE UNWILLING TO SHARE ‘CONFIDENTIAL DETAILS’ WITH TRIBUNAL

Serbia’s representative has informed the Trial Chamber that he is not authorized to share with the judges the confidential details related to the serious problems caused by the arrest warrant for the ‘three members of the Serbian Radical Party’ who have been charged with contempt of court.
DEN HAAG | 19.02.2016.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC TO BE RETRIED THIS YEAR... OR POSSIBLY NEXT?

According to the prosecution, the retrial of the two former Serbian State Security chiefs, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, cannot begin before October 2016. On the other hand, the defense would prefer the re-trial to start in February and March 2017
18.02.2016.

RADOVAN KARADZIC JUDGMENT ON 24 MARCH

The judgment in the case against Radovan Karadzic will be rendered on 24 March 2016. At the end of the trial which lasted almost five years, the prosecution asked for a life sentence for the accused, while Karadzic asked the judges to acquit him on all counts in the indictment
DEN HAAG | 14.02.2016.
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ROADMAP FOR NEW TRIAL FOR STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC

A hearing has been scheduled in the case against Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic. The parties will discuss the roadmap for the retrial ordered last December by the Appeals Chamber. Former heads of the Serbian State Security Service were provisionally released after the trial judgment and after their new initial appearance. The chamber decided not to compel them to appear at the hearing
DEN HAAG | 12.02.2016.

SESELJ JUDGMENT TO BE DELIVERED ON 31 MARCH 2016

On 31 March 2016, The Trial Chamber will render its judgment in the case against the Serbian Radical Party leader for 31 March 2016. The judges have ordered the Serbian authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure Seselj’s appearance at the Tribunal
DEN HAAG | 12.02.2016.

AUTOPSY CONFIRMS TOLIMIR DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES

An enquiry by the Dutch authorities has shown that Zdravko Tolimir, former VRS general, died of natural causes three days ago in the UN Detention Unit. Tolimir was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in genocide and other crimes in Srebrenica and Zepa in 1995
DEN HAAG | 10.02.2016.

LOGICAL CLASH OR WHAT IS BOTHERING GENERAL PRALJAK

At a status conference in the appellate proceedings in the case against former Herceg Bosna leaders, General Slobodan Praljak asked a question that ‘has been bothering me for a long time’, which concerned proof ‘beyond reasonable doubt’
DEN HAAG | 10.02.2016.

SERBIA REPRIMANDED AGAIN FOR NOT COOPERATING WITH TRIBUNAL

At a public hearing on Serbia's failure to execute the warrants for the arrest of three Serbian Radical Party officials – Petar Jojic, Jovo Ostojic and Vjerica Radeta – the judges expressed their ‘serious concern’ over Serbia’s lack of cooperation with the Tribunal. The judges noted that Serbia’s continuous assurances that it was willing to comply with its obligations were ‘pointless’ as long as they were not followed by actions
Den Haag | 09.02.2016.

ZDRAVKO TOLIMIR PASSES AWAY

Zdravko Tolimir, Mladic’s former assistant for security and intelligence in the VRS Main Staff, has passed away in the UN Detention Unit in Scheveningen. Tolimir was awaiting transfer to a country where he would serve his sentence. Tolimir’s life sentence for his involvement in genocide and other crimes in Srebrenica and Zepa in 1995 was confirmed ten months ago
Den Haag | 08.02.2016.
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BREAK AT MLADIC’S TRIAL, FOCUS ON SERBIA

Ratko Mladic’s trial will be on hold until 29 February 2016. The only events at the Tribunal will be a hearing on Serbia’s failure to comply with the arrest warrant for three Serbian Radical Party officials charged with contempt of court, and two status conferences in appellate proceedings.
DEN HAAG | 05.02.2016.

PUBLIC HEARING ON SERBIA’S NON-COMPLIANCE SLATED FOR NEXT WEEK

The Tribunal’s Trial Chamber I is not happy with the first report from Belgrade specifying actions taken to implement the arrest warrant for the three Serbian Radical Party members who are wanted for contempt of court. The judges have decided to schedule a public hearing for Wednesday, 10 February 2016 to discuss Serbia’s non-compliance and the failure of Serbian authorities to comply with a binding order issued by an international court. The Serbian government has been invited to send ‘authorized and informed representatives’ to the hearing
DEN HAAG | 03.02.2016.

POLICE OFFICER DID NOT CONCERN HIMSELF WITH CRIMES

Mile Matijevic, former employee of the Banja Luka Security Services Center, has claimed at Ratko Mladic’s trial that he didn’t know anything about the crimes against non-Serbs in Jajce, Banja Luka, Bosanski Novi, Prijedor and Kotor Varos. The witness never heard of Koricanske Stijene, noting that there were some ‘clues' indicating that crimes were being committed in the Omarska prison camp, but then, in 1995, he began his career in education
Den Haag | 02.02.2016.

CONTROVERSIAL LIST CONTAINS CONTROVERSIAL NAMES

As the prosecutor cross-examined Mladic's expert witness, he emphasized that the alleged 'controversial cases' highlighted on Pavlovic's list of Srebrenica men who were killed in July 1995 as they were trying to break through towards Tuzla are not controversial at all: the witness merely failed to take into account all the available documents on the fate of those men
Den Haag | 01.02.2016.
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ON 'SOLVING' THE PROBLEM OF BODIES IN BURIED IN TOMASICA

Mile Matijevic, former employee of the Banja Luka SUP, is expected to testify at the trial of Ratko Mladic. Matijevic was present at a meeting when Simo Drljaca asked the VRS to help and remove ‘the bodies of about 5,000 Muslims’ buried in the Tomasica mine near Prijedor. Defense expert witness Dusan Pavlovic will be cross-examined next week. At the defense’s request, Pavlovic analyzed the losses the BH Army had suffered in the breakthrough from Srebrenica in the summer of 1995
THE HAGUE | 18.12.2015.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC DENIED RESPONSIBILITY

In 2003 at their initial appearance before the Tribunal Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic pleaded not guilty on all counts in the indictment. Today the accused did the same and immediately submitted an urgent motion for provisional release pending the beginning of the new trial