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International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

  • ICTY Sentences Ratko Mladić to Life Imprisonment

    November 23, 2017

    Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army and one-time fugitive from international justice, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. The “Butcher of Bosnia” to his enemies and critics, Mladić was the most notorious of the ICTY’s 161 indictees, along with former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadžić and late Serbian President Slobodan Milosević. The ICTY convicted Mladić of crimes it labelled as some of the “most heinous” in human history, in one of the highest profile war crimes cases since the post-World War Two Nuremberg trials of Germany’s Nazi leadership.

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  • Ratko Mladic Found Guilty

    November 22, 2017

    Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. He is convicted of the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died.

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  • Movies that Matter Festival : Master Class by ICTY Prosecutor Mr. Serge Brammertz

    March 31, 2016

    Last week, the Movies that Matter Festival took place in The Hague and celebrated its 10th anniversary. One of the highlights of the Festival was the Master Class by Mr. Serge Brammertz, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The Masterclass was organized a day before the ICTY Judgment of war criminal Radovan Karadžić which made the event extra exciting. Mr. Serge Brammertz reflected on the case, the different forces at play in international court case and the future of international criminal law. He also commented on film fragments selected from the films of this year’s Festival.

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  • International Criminal Law

    International criminal law is the part of public international law that deals with the criminal responsibility of individuals for international crimes. A distinction can be made between international crimes which are based on international customary law and therefore apply universally and crimes resulting from specific treaties which criminalize certain conduct and require the contracting states to implement legislation for the criminal prosecution of this conduct in their domestic legal system.

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  • ICTY Judgement in Florence Hartmann Case

    September 14, 2009

    On Monday, 14 September, the Specially Appointed Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted French journalist Florence Hartmann for contempt of the Tribunal (Case No. IT-02-54-R77.5, full Judgement [PDF], Judgement Summary [PDF]).

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  • Judgement of ICTY Trial Chamber in Contempt of Court Case

    July 24, 2008

    On Thursday, 24 June, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Kosovar journalist Baton Haxhiu for contempt of the Tribunal (Case No. IT-04-84-R77.5, judgement [PDF]).

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