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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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23 May 2005 by HEIKELINA VERRIJN STUART

Of the 17 charges in the Kosovo indictment against Slobodan Milosevic, the massacre at Racak is the only crime that took place before the NATO bombings of May 1999. At his trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the former Serb president is trying to prove that he was fighting a just war in Kosovo against insurgents and terrorists.

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14 March 2005 by Laurent Abadie

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, who is accused of crimes against humanity and of violating the laws and customs of war, is the first serving politician to be indicted by the ICTY since the ex-Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic. A former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), Haradinaj was elected by parliament on 3 December to serve in the UN-administered province. On 8 March, he resigned, preferring to face the UN court "as a common citizen".

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05 May 2008 by -

The request is radical: it asks the Appeals Chamber to order a re-trial.

The prosecution blames the judges for not having given it the means to obtain testimony from witnesses who did not come forward due to intimidation and fear. Indeed, the Trial Chamber wrote in its decision that it had "the strong impression that the trial was being held in an atmosphere where witnesses felt unsafe".

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24 July 2006 by -

Three years before its planned conclusion, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has opened two major trials. The trial of seven former Bosnian-Serb officers accused of ordering the summary execution of thousands of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 opened on July 14. Approximately 8,000 Muslims were killed in this July 1995 massacre, which the ICTY has classified as genocide.

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17 March 2008 by Victor Peskin

The long-running diplomatic battle over Kosovo's future has had a contentious parallel in a courtroom battle over Kosovo's bloody past at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A judgment in the trial of the former Prime Minister of Kosovo and former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Haradinaj is expected soon in The Hague. It may bring new lessons on the relationship between international tribunals and international organizations that would appear to be their natural allies.

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04 February 2008 by HEIKELINA VERRIJN STUART

With Kosovo on the brink of declaring its independence from Serbia, the case against its resistance hero former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj came to an end on January 23 before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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07 December 2011 by Radosa Milutinovic

The primary purpose of the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj, as proclaimed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in its appeal judgement in July, should have been to hear testimonies of two "key" witnesses who proved unwilling to testify in the original trial in 2007. Almost four months into the retrial which started in mid-August, its stated aim has not yet been achieved. 

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15 April 2014 by IJT

The European Union (EU) is seeking to create a new specialised court operating outside Kosovo but under Kosovo jurisdiction, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed during the war in 1998-99. The deal has yet to be approved by Kosovo's parliament, where some voices strongly oppose the idea. 

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