Post-conflict rubble in Gori, Georgia, on 25 August 2008 (Photo: Flickr/Chuck Simmins)
27 February 2016

In this month's IJT we ask if the ICC's probe into alleged war crimes in Georgia in 2008 risks being one-sided as the court could be dragged in to a new Cold War. Will prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's move out of Africa be able to escape accusations of bias after Russia has already announced it will not cooperate?

Radovan Karadzic before ICTY
25 February 2016 by Stephanie van den Berg, The Hague (The Netherlands)

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has a busy month ahead. As it prepares to close its doors next year it will hand down verdicts in two of its last trials. The Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will hear a judgement in his historic case on 24 March, which could expand genocide in Bosnia beyond Srebrenica. A week later judges will hand down their ruling in the trial of firebrand Serb politician Vojislav Seselj, which has been shrouded in controversy. IJT asked Marko Milanovic, associate professor of law at the University of Nottingham and longtime ICTY observer, about what’s at stake in both cases.


01 April 2010 by -

The trial of Radovan Karadžić is scheduled to resume on 13 April with the start of the presentation of the prosecution’s evidence.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The order was made on the back of the appeals chamber’s dismissal of Karadžić’s appeal  to allow him to postpone his trial.

07 April 2010 by -

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03 June 2011 by Geraldine Coughlan

There were cries of emotion from Srebrenica survivors in the public gallery when former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic did not enter a plea to charges he called "monstrous" and "obnoxious".

21 June 2004 by -

The report published by the commission in charge of investigating the massacres committed in Srebrenica in July 1995 has put an end to nearly nine years of denial of responsibility by the Republika Srpska (RS). On 11 June, the RS government, a Serbian entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, finally admitted that «several thousand Bosnian (Muslims) were liquidated in a manner representing a serious violation of international humanitarian law» in Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces, and that «the perpetrators covered up their crimes,» reports the news agency Agence France Presse.

05 July 2004 by -

The West has strongly upped its pressure on the Republika Srpska (RS) authorities, which have long been accused of sheltering war criminals, including the former political leader of the Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the ICTY.

19 April 2004 by -

The first trial at the special Serbian war crimes court is due to re-open on 27 April amid calls for its abolition and protests over Serbia's lack of cooperation. The trial of six suspected war criminals is a test case for Belgrade, who hopes to be able to transfer more cases from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTR) to its own courts. The six Serbs, who all pleaded not guilty, face charges of taking part in the massacre of 192 civilians and soldiers in Ovcara, Croatia, at the end of 1991. The trial opened on 9 March and was adjourned two days later.