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ICTY upholds genocide charges against Ratko Mladic for 1995 Srebrenica massacre
April 15, 2014
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia determined during a session on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to uphold charges on two counts of genocide against Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Srebrenic....... [more]

Dutch government to compensate families of Srebrenica victims
April 10, 2014
The Dutch government on Thursday announced plans to compensate relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Each family will receive ?20,000 euros (USD $27,734) as compensation for the deaths of their relatives. The decision came seven months after the Supreme Court rul....... [more]

Srebrenica massacre survivors open civil suit against Dutch government
April 7, 2014
A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened in the Hague District Court on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the lawsuit....... [more]

France police arrest Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect
April 4, 2014
French police on Friday arrested Radomir Susnjar, a Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of killing 59 Muslim civilians during the Bosnian Civil War. Susnjar is suspected of involvement in the July 1992 killings in the town of Visegrad, where 59 civilians were locked in a building that was....... [more]

Mladic refuses to testify at Karadzic ICTY trial
January 29, 2014
Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, refused to testify on Tuesday at the trial of Radovan Karadzic, which is ongoing at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY had granted Karadzic's motion in December to subp....... [more]

Convicted Serbian war criminals receive reduced sentences
January 24, 2014
The appeals chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday upheld the criminal convictions of four Serbian senior officials stemming from the Bosnian Civil War, while reducing the sentences for three of them. Former Serbian prime minister Nikola Sainovi....... [more]

UN judges order Mladic to testify at Karadzic trial
December 12, 2013
The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday granted a motion by Radovan Karadzic to subpoena Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, to testify at his trial where he has been charged with genocide, crimes against hum....... [more]

Bosnia court rejects request to re-arrest Serbs convicted of war crimes
December 5, 2013
On Thursday the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) rejected a request by prosecutors to re-arrest nine individuals convicted of war crimes. The court ruled that since Bosnian law does not contain provisions for the re-arrest of someone already convicted of a crime, the European Convention on Hum....... [more]

Assessing Twenty Years of the ICTY
November 29, 2013
The United Nations established the Tribunal in 1993 to break the institutional impunity of crimes committed against humanity in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars. While the Tribunal declares that in its twenty years it has "shown that an individual's senior position can no longer protect them from pros....... [more]

History of the Court
November 29, 2013
The ICTY delivered its first indictment ever against Dragan Nikolic, the director of the Serb-run Susica Detention Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1994. He was accused of committing crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence and torture. After he pleaded guilty in September 2003....... [more]

History of the Region
November 29, 2013
The Balkans is a region in southern Europe that stretches from Croatia to Bulgaria and derives its names from the Balkan Mountains. The region was invaded in the 14th century by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for nearly 500 years. In 1878, the signing of the Treaty of Berlin redefined the Balkan po....... [more]


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