15 February 2012 by -

The international community has been urged to intervene, one more time, by President of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Meddzida Kreso, to save the institution. It hosts the War Crimes Chamber, set up to try cases in Bosnia in accordance with practice at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

By Nidzara Ahmetasevic, Sarajevo

28 October 2009 by Nidzara Ahmetasevic and Erna Mackic

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) expressed “disappointment” at a decision by the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to reject a proposal to extend the mandate of international personnel working with the War Crimes Chamber and Organized Crime Department in the country. The October 1st vote means that all international staff will have to leave by the end of the year.

17 December 2007 by Emmanuel Chicon

Ever since its first hearings in September 2005, the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia-Herzegovina, based in Sarajevo, has been running at full steam. With the December 14 opening of the trial of Nisvet Gasal and Musajb Kukavica, two former Bosnian soldiers accused of running a concentration camp for nearly 300 Croats, this court is now carrying out 15 trials against 37 individuals from all sides of the conflict. The Chamber is heir to the ICTY, which has already transferred nine defendants to its jurisdiction.

06 February 2006 by Thierry Cruvellier and Berber Hettinga

On February 1, the Bosnia-Herzegovina War Crimes Chamber began its third trial in two months. The same week in Sarajevo, the prosecutor concluded his presentation of evidence in one of the two trials started at the beginning of December, and a preliminary hearing was held in a fourth case involving 11 suspects charged with genocide. In two months, this new style "mixed" tribunal that is still testing out its hybrid nature, will be facing its first major trials.

15 February 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 145.

Meddzida Kreso