Former Bosnian Serb Army officer Radislav Krstic, the first person to be convicted by the Hague Tribunal of involvement in the Srebrenica genocide, has asked again to be freed after his previous requests were denied.
A report by a Bosnian Serb-funded commission has claimed the Srebrenica massacres were not genocide and most victims were not civilians – but some of its controversial assertions are contradicted by evidence heard at trials at international courts.
Ahead of the initial verdict in the last trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, BIRN looks back on the landmark judgments, controversies, successes and failures in the UN court’s mission to seek justice for the atrocities of the 1990s.
The UN court in The Hague has rejected requests for early release from three war crimes convicts because they have not shown signs that they have been rehabilitated – a move applauded by Bosnian war victims’ organisation. Bosnian war victims’ representatives have welcomed decisions by Carmel Agius, president of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals […]
At the ongoing Ratko Mladic trial, a defense witness didnt question the authenticity of intercepted discussions between former members of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) about the killing of men in Srebrenica in 1995.
The Prosecutions military expert Richard Dannatt says before The Hague Tribunal that Mladic commanded the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, in the days after the occupation of Srebrenica in July 1995, although he was in Belgrade at the time.
Prosecution military expert Richard Dannatt says at the trial before The Hague Tribunal that General Ratko Mladic had firm command and control over the Republika Srpska army, VRS, during the Bosnian war.