05 October 2011 by Radosa Milutinovic

It was two years ago that judge Patrick Robinson, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), warned in a speech to the UN Security Council that contempt proceedings had a “negative impact on the expeditious progress of trials”.

24 February 2010 by Sebastian Gottlieb & Vessela Evrova

Austria came under fire earlier this month for refusing asylum to a Serbian man who turned over the infamous “Scorpion tape” to international prosecutors in The Hague.

10 March 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is scheduled to close at the end of February 2014 and its president, Patrick Robinson, is starting to lay the foundations for the tribunal’s legacy. Judge Robinson spoke to the IJT about what he is doing to preserve the legacy of the court.

18 July 2012 by -

A group of African dignitaries raise their smartphones to take photos in the Peace Palace. As they are introduced to courts of a century ago, a Ugandan Minister looks for his country’s coat of arms on an embroidered chair at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

By Janet Anderson, The Hague

This new project—inviting justice experts from around the world—is an exercise in public diplomacy by the city and the Dutch government. Its documents describe its role as consolidating the Netherlands “as THE global centre of excellence for peace and justice”.

18 November 2011 by -

“We killed people in groups of 10… The prisoners who came out from the first two buses had their hands tied. It took one hour to kill all the people from one bus. The 10th detachment, I believe, killed on that day (13 July 1995) about 300 people”.

By Nidzara Ahmetasevic in Sarajevo

25 November 2009 by -

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14 March 2011 by -

Two former KLA guerrilla leaders accused of war crimes for allegedly torturing civilians in prison camps set up in Albania pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial before a Kosovo court on Monday.

The trial of Sabit Geci and Riza Alija, former commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrilla Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), is the first to tackle the allegations that the rebels set up illegal camps in neighbouring Albania.

03 June 2011 by -

Ratko Mladic, the former commanding officer of the Bosnian Serb Army, was apprehended by the Serbian authorities on Thursday of last week. This brings to an end a period of almost sixteen years during which he has been a fugitive from justice. 

Opinion from the former ICTY Prosecutor Richard Goldstone

11 November 2009 by -

The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered the appointment of counsel to Radovan Karadzic, but recognised his fundamental right to self-representation. The chamber recognised that he would continue to represent himself, with the appointed counsel only taking over as assigned counsel if he continued to obstruct the proceedings.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

15 September 2011 by -

The UN Security Council Wednesday reappointed the prosecutors working at the tribunals tasked with bringing to justice the perpetrators of crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Acting on two separate resolutions, the Security Council reappointed prosecutors Serge Brammertz of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Hassan Bubacar Jallow of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for new terms, until 31 December 2014.