War Crimes Chamber

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.

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.

15 February 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 145.