01 June 2001 by -

Commander of the Split military district

Ante Gotovina is accused of crimes against humanity and violations of the law or customs of war by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. Identity

  • Ante Gotovina was born 12 October 1955 on the island of Pasman, in Croatia.


07 February 2005 by -

One of the ICTY\'s most wanted suspects, Vladimir Lazarevic, who gave himself up to the Court on 28 January, is due to make his first appearance before the judges on 7 February. The former commander of the Pristina corps of the Yugoslav Army is wanted for war crimes committed during the Kosovo war (1998-1999). His decision to hand himself in, which was taken in conjunction with the Serb Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, is the first sign from Belgrade of cooperation with the international tribunal.

19 December 2005 by Massimo Moratti

The arrest on December 8 in Spain of Croatian General Ante Gotovina, one of the main suspects wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), sparked a wave of protests all over Croatia. Right wing leader Anto Djapic said that the arrest of Gotovina was a difficult day for Croatia, for all Croatian war veterans and for all those who respect Gotovina as a national hero. However, the Prime Minister and the Arch-Bishop of Makarska, south of Split, called upon citizens to try and understand why this moment was good for their country.

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17 March 2008 by -

Operation Storm lasted only a few days in August 1995. The aftermath, however, lasted weeks and resulted in the exodus of about 200,000 Serbs from the border region of Krajina. Prosecutor Alan Tieger laid out the case against Croatian General Ante Gotovina in his opening statement before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 11. Gotovina, considered a hero by many Croatians for having re-conquered this part of the country taken by the Serbs at the beginning of the war in 1991, is standing trial together with Generals Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac.

03 December 2007 by -

On November 29, the Pre-Trial Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that the defense lawyer for Croatian General Ante Gotovina, who had previously worked for the office of the prosecutor, did not have a conflict of interest [IJT-77]. According to Croatian news agency Hina, the ICTY judges found that American lawyer Gregory Kehoe had not participated in defining the prosecution's investigation and strategy for the Gotovina trial, and that he could continue defending Gotovina.


After four and a half years of proceedings, the trial of Vojislav Seselj will open at The Hague on November 7. For the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the former president of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) represents the most important political figure to be tried since the death of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in March 2006. One year ago, the appeals chamber confirmed that Seselj had the right to self representation. But since then, the accused has refused to supply information regarding his financial situation and the tribunal is refusing to reimburse his defense fees.