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01 June 2001 by -

Member of a paramilitary unit

Milan Lukic is accused of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

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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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19 December 2005 by -

Argentine federal Judge Urso ruled last week that Argentina's extradition law applies to Milan Lukic, who was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and arrested in Buenos Aires on August 8 [IJT-36]. This means that the former Serbian paramilitary leader may not be transferred to the ICTY unless it guarantees that Lukic will not be handed over to Sarajevo. Argentina's 1993 penal extradition law states that the requesting country must meet certain terms. Judge Urso ruled that this also applies to the ICTY.

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21 November 2005 by Santiago O’Donnell

Milan Lukic was arrested in Buenos-Aires three months ago. This Bosnian Serb and ex-leader of a paramilitary group in Visegrad has been charged with crimes against humanity by the Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In addition to The Hague, he is also wanted in Belgrade and Sarajevo. Now the Argentine courts are wondering to what extent they can let the UN tribunal decide what suits it.

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12 September 2005 by Massimo Moratti and Berber Hettinga

It could be called the third generation of international justice: after the UN's international courts for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda, and the mixed model of Sierra Leone, the newest and most eagerly-awaited experience - outside the International Criminal Court in The Hague - has its headquarters in Sarajevo. The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) War Crimes Chamber is a semi-international court housed on the premises of the BiH state court, the highest court in the country since the 1995 peace accords. Ten years after the end of the war, the chamber is about to open its first trial on 14 September.

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23 January 2006 by -

On January 11, Argentinean federal judge Jorge Urso ordered the transfer of Milan Lukic to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [IJT-36-38].

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23 July 2007 by -

Milan Lukic was to have been the most important defendants of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to be transferred to Sarajevo [IJT-39-66] for trial before the war crimes chamber in Bosnia-Herzegovina [IJT-31]. On July 11, the ICTY appeals chamber decided otherwise, reversing the opinion of the lower court, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).

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16 April 2007 by -

On April 5, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) transferred the trial of Milan and Sredoje Lukic, Bosnian Serb cousins and members of the paramilitary unit White Eagles who are accused of massacring dozens of Bosnian civilians in 1992 [IJT-36-38-39], to the Bosnia- Herzegovina War Crimes Chamber. So far, the ICTY has transferred twelve defendants to courts in the former Yugoslavia, including 9 to Sarajevo.

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23 January 2006

DRC awaiting first arrest warrants

On January 10, Serge Brammertz, the deputy prosecutor in charge of investigations at the International Criminal Court (ICC), was given a six-month temporary assignment as head of the UN's fact-finding committee on the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister. Since his departure, Congolese NGOs, which had already advised the Court to issue arrest warrants before the December 18 referendum, are concerned that the ICC "legal proceedings will be stalled" in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a country where individuals suspected of war crimes hold political office, and whose terms may be renewed following the March 5 legislative elections, the question is: why is the ICC waiting to issue its first arrest warrants in the DRC?

IER: truth without punishment

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reason to be satisfied. Since completing its work a couple of weeks ago, the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER) has been flooded with compliments. The United States, France, Great Britain and many other countries have expressed their support for this unprecedented initiative in truth and democratization in the Arab-Islamic world. Never before has a country in this region embarked upon such a critical assessment of its past. But beyond the symbolic nature of the IER report, what exactly does it say?

The steel giant and the memory of Omarska

​In August 1992, Europe discovered the existence of concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the Prijedor region, Serb authorities were subjecting non-Serb civilians to inhuman detention conditions, torture and murder at Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje. Those images went around the world and remain one of the symbols of the Bosnian drama. After the conflict Omarska returned to what it used to be: an iron ore mine. But after buying the mine, international steel giant Mittal Steel must now deal with the strong memories.

Brief news:
• ICC: 6 victims to participate in DRC proceedings
• ICTR: The Uwilingiyimana mystery
• Spain accuses Cavallo
• The Netherlands: 15 years for Van Anraat
• Chile: Fujimori stays in prison
• Argentina: Lukic extradited to the ICTY
• Bosnia: a bloody and disorderly arrest

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