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20 July 2011 by -

Desperate for cash after years on the run, Goran Hadzic tried to sell a stolen painting believed to be a Modigliani and supplied the vital clue for capturing the last major Yugoslav war crimes fugitive.   

Serbia's president announced the arrest of Hadzic, a Croatian Serb wartime leader indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1991-95 Croatian war, on Wednesday.   

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13 April 2011 by -

Bosnia's state prosecutor asked the justice ministry on Tuesday to seek the extradition of a former mayor of a southern Bosnian town arrested in Serbia for the 1991 shelling of Croatia's medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Bozidar Vucurevic is a Bosnian national investigated for the war crimes committed in Trebinje, a town near Dubrovnik, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

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07 December 2010 by -

The cooperation of states is crucial to capturing fugitive war criminals from Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia such as Ratko Mladic, tribunal prosecutors told the United Nations Security Council on Monday.

By Linawati Sidarto

Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Serge Brammertz, said in New York that the failure to arrest Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic is one of his office’s foremost concerns.

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03 December 2007 by -

On November 29, the Belgrade prosecutor indicted 14 Serbians—former soldiers in the Yugoslav army and members of local militia and paramilitary groups—for war crimes committed from 1991 to 1995 in the village of Lovas, near Vukovar in Croatia. "This is the first time that former army members are being prosecuted," spokesman Bruno Vekaric told Reuters. "During the investigation, we had the largest number of witnesses ever. One hundred have testified, and 92 will take the stand at the trial," Vekaric said.

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20 September 2010 by -

A failure to arrest Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, wanted for genocide and war crimes, would be the "worst of signals" for international justice, the UN war crimes prosecutor Serge Brammertz said on Monday.

The former Bosnian Serb military commander, 68, is the most wanted fugitive of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) based in The Hague.

"The non-arrest of Mladic would be the worst of signals for international justice" and "to those still out there", the court's prosecutor Serge Brammertz told reporters.

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22 October 2007 by -

"Slow, irresolute and unsystematic." That is how Carla del Ponte, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), characterized Serbia's efforts to arrest the ICTY's most important suspect, Ratko Mladic. On October 15, she addressed the European Union's ministers of foreign affairs about Serbia's accession into the EU. Negotiations over Serbia's accession resumed in June 2007, after having been suspended a year earlier, largely because of Belgrade's failure to secure Mladic's arrest.

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10 June 2010 by -

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday sentenced seven defendants related to the genocide in Srebrenica to jail terms ranging from five years to live imprisonment.

By Linawati Sidarto

Two defendants, Vujadin Popović and Ljubiša Beara, were convicted for genocide and received life sentences.

Reading the verdict on Popović , presiding Judge Carmel Agius rendered him guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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27 January 2015 by Stephanie van den Berg, Belgrade (Serbia)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will rule on 3 February in a case that saw wartime foes Croatia and Serbia accuse each other of committing genocide during the 1991-1995 war in Croatia [IJT-156].

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04 April 2014 by Radosa Milutinovic, The Hague (The Netherlands)
During a month-long, high-powered legal clash Croatia and Serbia have each accused the other of genocide before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. 20 years after last artillery salvos announced the end of the former Yugoslavia's bloody breakdown, two of its principal republics continued to wage war, by judicial means. 
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11 June 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg, Belgrade (Serbia)

Prosecutors in Belgrade like to say that they have prosecuted more people than the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the past decade. In ten years, the Belgrade war crimes court convicted 56 people among 170 indictees – while the ICTY indicted 161 suspects over twenty years. Although they are low level military officials, paramilitaries and local officials no higher than the level of mayor, given the scant resources and often lack lustre political support for prosecutions, this is no mean feat.

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