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THE HAGUE | 27.11.2013.

SARAJEVO CONFERENCE: ODE TO TRIBUNAL OR REQUIEM FOR JUSTICE?

The conference in Sarajevo to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was marked by President Theodor Meron’s effort to glorify the Tribunal’s achievements and by the protests and criticism, directed less at the Tribunal itself and more to its President. His recent changes of course over the last two years ‘have endangered the credibility’ of the Tribunal, some participants have said
THE HAGUE | 22.11.2013.

DUTCH MINISTER ‘SHOCKED’ AT RELEASE OF WAR CRIMINALS

Minister Timmermans deplores the fact that the BH authorities didn’t take more time to consider how to apply the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights without releasing the convicted persons. He has called on the BH authorities to prevent the release of other war criminals and to make sure that those who have already been convicted will serve their sentences
THE HAGUE | 21.11.2013.

PROSECUTION CONCERNED BECAUSE OF RELEASE OF CONVICTS FROM BH PRISONS

The Tribunal’s Office of the Prosecutor is ‘concerned’ because of the release from prisons in BH of ten persons convicted of war crimes during the war in Jajce and Capljina and of the genocide in Srebrenica
THE HAGUE | 20.11.2013.

TRIBUNAL’S PRESIDENT IN PRIJEDOR AND SARAJEVO

Next week, President Theodor Meron will take part in a conference in Sarajevo to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He will also visit the mass grave in Tomasica and the former prison camp Omarska near Prijedor
THE HAGUE | 19.11.2013.

TOGOLESE JUDGE ELECTED TO TRIBUNAL’S APPEALS CHAMBER

By a large margin, the UN General Assembly elected Koffi Afande from Togo as a new judge in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
THE HAGUE | 30.10.2013.

TRIBUNAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN SARAJEVO

A regional conference will be held on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Sarajevo to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tribunal in The Hague. Representatives of the victims’ associations from BH have talked to the Tribunal’s President and the Chief Prosecutor
THE HAGUE | 01.10.2013.

JUDGE MERON’S THIRD PRESIDENTIAL TERM OF OFFICE

The first ‘multi-party’ presidential elections ended with the victory for the incumbent president Meron. Twelve permanent judges voted for Judge Meron, and his opponent, Judge Kwon, got six votes
THE HAGUE | 29.09.2013.

A PROPER LESSON TO ‘OLDER BROTHER’

Charles Taylor’s judgment rendered last week by the Special Court for Sierra Leone was a real lesson for its ‘older brother’, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
THE HAGUE | 25.09.2013.
Run-up to presidential elections at the Tribunal (3)

UNPREDICTABLE OUTCOME OF THE HAGUE 'CONCLAVE’

The factors that may influence the outcome: the electoral body, cumulation of presidential functions, dissatisfaction of the Chambers Legal Officers with the way the Tribunal is managed, unwritten rule of alternating legal systems and, last but not least, the age of candidates
THE HAGUE | 24.09.2013.
Run-up to Presidential Elections at the Tribunal (2)

TWO TICKETS, FOUR CANDIDATES

At the forthcoming elections, the incumbents, President Meron and Vice-president Agius, will be challenged by the Kwon and Orie ticket. All four are among the most experienced judges and in normal circumstances, it would not matter which one of them is the “first among equals”

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