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THE HAGUE | 24.06.2015.

'LIFE SENTENCE’ AT THE TRIBUNAL: HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

In the decision denying General Stanislav Galic’s motion for early release, Theodor Meron, president of the Mechanism for International Tribunals, has specified for the first time the length of time lifers have to serve before being considered for early release
THE HAGUE | 17.06.2015.
Excerpts from Ambassador David Scheffer keynote address at the Sarajevo Genocide Conference

WHAT WILL BE THE TRIBUNAL'S LEGACY?

If the legacy is that the actus reus of aiding and abetting liability is the need to prove the official’s specific direction of assisting or abetting the charged crimes, or to prove that the official was geographically close enough to the crime scenes to be aware of the criminal conduct... then the Yugoslav Tribunal will have guided future perpetrators of atrocity crimes, at the highest levels of the state and of the military, on how to avoid liability
THE HAGUE | 15.06.2015.

‘SPECTER OF SREBRENICA’ STILL HAUNTING THE DUTCH

In the space of just two weeks, two Dutch military officers broke the twenty years of silence to speak about why there was no air support to the Dutch Battalion in Srebrenica in July 1995. Was the film containing the photos of nine men killed in Potocari ‘destroyed while it was being developed’ or was it simply ‘filed away' to cover up the fact that the Dutch knew about the crimes in Srebrenica on 13 July 1995?
THE HAGUE | 10.12.2014.

PRESIDENT FOCUSES ON HEALTH, PROSECUTOR ON TRUST

Theodor Meron, the Tribunal’s President, and its chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz presented their regular bi-annual reports on the work of the Tribunal to the UN Security Council. In the President’s view, the detainees’ health is the main challenge. On the other hand, the prosecutor focused on the trust in the Tribunal that is "under strain". The chief prosecutor also mentioned many achievements that would remain the Tribunal’s legacy
THE HAGUE | 18.11.2014.

MERON WILL VISIT BH CRIME SCENES

In late November 2014, Theodor Meron, the Tribunal’s President, will meet the victims of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meron will visit Celebici, Uzdol and Sarajevo, the executions sites of Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks
THE HAGUE | 22.09.2014.

SENSE – SREBRENICA DOCUMENTATION CENTER OPENED

SENSE, working together with the Memorial Center in Potocari, has founded the Srebrenica Documentation Center. The purpose is to show how the events in July 1995 were investigated, reconstructed and prosecuted before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

PHOTO GALLERY: OPENING OF THE DOCUMENTATION CENTRE SREBRENICA

VIDEO: OPENING OF THE DOCUMENTATION CENTRE SREBRENICA
THE HAGUE | 16.07.2014.

HOLLAND LIABLE FOR DEATHS OF MORE THAN 300 SREBRENICA MEN

Holland is liable for the killing of more than 300 men from Srebrenica, the District Court in The Hague has ruled in a suit filed by the families of the Srebrenica victims
THE HAGUE | 05.06.2014.

TRIBUNAL REPORTS TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL

The Tribunal's president Theodor Meron and its chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz presented their half-year reports about the Tribunal’s work. President Meron highlighted the ‘special challenges’ the Tribunal faced in the case against Vojislav Seselj. Chief prosecutor Brammertz stressed ‘little commitment by the responsible institutions to prioritise war crimes investigations and prosecutions’
THE HAGUE | 24.01.2014.

BRAMMERTZ: APPEALS JUDGMENT FOR KOSOVO ‘ON TRACK’

The Tribunal’s chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz has given an exclusive statement to the SENSE Agency TV program, TV Tribunal. Brammertz highlighted the importance of the Appeals Chamber’s finding in the case against the Kosovo Four: the judges concluded that the ‘specific direction’ of actions to the commission of crimes wasn’t an element of aiding and abetting. ‘We are pleased that the jurisprudence is again somehow on track’, said Brammertz
THE HAGUE | 29.11.2013.

DEFENSE LAWYERS ON TRIBUNAL’S LEGACY

The Association of the Defense Counsels organized a conference on the legacy of the Tribunal in The Hague. The Tribunal’s President Meron noted at the beginning that although many people don’t agree with the recent appellate judgments, in his view, the judgments show the value of a fair trial. In the opinion of some defense counsels, the recent acquittals show that ‘the Appeals Chamber has only now started rendering fair judgments’

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