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24 May 2004 by -

A former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Pierre-Richard Prosper, was appointed by George W. Bush in May 2001 to the post of Ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues. From Iraq to Rwanda and Sierra Leone to Indonesia, Prosper defends the interests of American diplomacy and monitors all sensitive legal cases. IJT: Will those responsible for the abuse of prisoners in Iraq be prosecuted for war crimes?

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01 June 2001 by -

After a long, gruelling day of hearings during which the Belgian, former journalist at the RTLM, pleaded guilty to incitement to commit genocide and crimes against humanity, Carla del Ponte demanded a sentence of twenty years imprisonment against Georges Ruggiu. Defence counsel did not request a specific sentence, but clearly indicated that, given the 15 year sentence imposed on another repented criminal found guilty of genocide, Omar Serushago, the sentence against the former radio announcer could not be longer.

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04 June 2001 by -

The French examining judge Jean-Louis Bruguière is back in Arusha this week to continue his investigation into the April 6 attack. « I work with Bruguière. I follow him very closely. His results will allow me to decide whether we will launch an investigation. » This is how Carla del Ponte described her collaboration with Jean-Louis Bruguière, during a press conference in Arusha on December 13, 2000.

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19 January 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

Richard Goldstone, Louise Arbour and Carla Del Ponte served as prosecutors for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The two tribunals shared a prosecutor until 2003. Frederiek de Vlaming completed her dissertation at the University of Amsterdam, analysing how the three prosecutors selected their suspects, focusing mainly on the ICTY.

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06 September 2004 by our correspondent

Relations between the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Rwandan government were the topic of two announcements made by the ICTR prosecutor Hassan Jallow at the end of August.

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04 October 2004 by Arnoud Grellier

The sensitive issue of cooperation between Serbia and the ICTY is on the agenda in a meeting on 4 October between the prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Carla del Ponte and Serbian president Boris Tadic, accompanied by his prime minister Vojislav Kostunika. Del Ponte's arrival in Belgrade on 1 October coincides with mounting pressure from the international community for Serbia to do more in its power to hand over war criminals, including the ICTY's most wanted fugitive, Ratko Mladic.

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22 November 2004 by -

The first trial of Kosovan Albanians, all former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), opened on 15 November before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Fatmir Limaj, 33, Isak Musliu, 34, and Haradin Bala, 57 are accused of « murder, cruel treatment, torture and inhuman acts» committed in 1998 against Serbian and Albanian civilians of Kosovo in a KLA prison camp at Lapushnik, eastern Kosovo. Limaj and Musliu were joint commanders of the Lapushnik camp, while Bala worked there as a guard.

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13 June 2005 by -

When prosecutor Geoffrey Nice screened a shock video on 1 June at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), he set in motion a domino effect. The video shows six members of a paramilitary commando known as "the Scorpions", which the prosecution claims was working for the Serbian secret service, execute six young people in cold blood in July 1995 in Srebrenica.

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22 November 2004 by -

Le premier procès d'Albanais du Kosovo, anciens membres de l'Armée de libération du Kosovo (UCK), a débuté le 15 novembre devant le Tribunal Pénal pour l'Ex-Yougoslavie (TPIY). Fatmir Limaj (33 ans), Isak Musliu (34 ans) et Haradin Bala (57 ans) sont accusés par le procureur de «meurtres, traitements cruels, torture et actes inhumains» commis contre des civils serbes et albanais du Kosovo dans un camp d'emprisonnement de l'UCK à Lapushnik (Est du Kosovo) en 1998. Limaj et Musliu partageaient le commandement du camp de Lapushnik, tandis que Bala était garde.

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24 October 2005 by Laurent Abadie

In a decision unprecedented in the history of international justice, a trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled on October 12, in a 2-1 vote, that the former Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, "may appear in public and engage in public political activities to the extent which UN Mission in Kosovo [UNMIK] finds would be important for a positive development of the political and security situation in Kosovo." The Prosecutor is "appalled" by the decision and has filed a suspensive request. As a result, Haradinaj has not been allowed to speak in public for more than two days.

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