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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]

EU to set up international war crimes tribunal for Serbia war
April 4, 2014
The Associated Press has discovered plans by the European Union to instate a war crimes tribunal to deal specifically with allegations focusing on offenses committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. During the war, the Albanian rebels were supported by NATO and are....... [more]

Dutch police arrest Balkans war crimes suspect
March 30, 2014
The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused of being a....... [more]

Croatia accuses Serbia of genocide before international court
March 3, 2014
Croatia said Monday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that acts of violence committed by Serbia in the 1990s constituted genocide under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention was breached, Croatia argues, when forces from the former....... [more]

Serbia paramilitaries jailed for Kosovo genocide
February 11, 2014
Serbia's war crimes court sentenced nine former paramilitaries on Tuesday for their involvement in the genocide of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Of the 11 men on trial, only two escaped prison, with the rest receiving sentences between two and 20 years for killing as many as 120 civilians in f....... [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]

Serbia ex-secret service officials arrested for 1999 killing of activist
January 14, 2014
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of t....... [more]

Croatia court approves extradition of ex-spy to Germany
January 8, 2014
A Croatian court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a communist-era intelligence chief who is wanted in Germany for the killing of a Yugoslav dissident in the 1980s. Former intelligence chief Josip Perkovic was arrested on January 1 as Croatia acted to comply with EU extradition law. Perkovic....... [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]




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