05 April 2004 by -

Five military and political leaders are expected to appear at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on 5 April. Indicted on 31 March, the five are accused of war crimes committed against Muslims during the Bosnian war. Two of them, General Milijov Petkovic and retired general Slobodan Praljak, were former commanders of the Croat army in Bosnia-Herzegovina (HVO) during the war. General Milijov was immediately dismissed from his post as chief inspector of the Croat army after news of the charges became public.

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.


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.