War crimes tribunal

    326 days ago

    Mladic refuses to support Karadzic

    Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has dismissed the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a “satanic court” and refused to appear as a defence witness for his former political master, Radovan Karadzic.

    738 days ago

    Former Bosnian Serb commander found guilty of genocide

    The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague has convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb Army commander of genocide and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

    905 days ago

    Karadzic legal team welcomes rejection of genocide charge

    The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has acquitted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one of the two genocide charges he faces but upheld 10 other counts at the halfway stage of his long-running trial.

    934 days ago

    Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years

    Judges at an international war crimes court have sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison.

    1166 days ago

    Mladic in hospital 'with pneumonia'

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has been admitted to hospital in the Netherlands with suspected pneumonia.

    1201 days ago

    Yugoslav war crimes general jailed

    The former chief of the Yugoslav army has been jailed for 27 years for aiding Bosnian Serb forces responsible for the Srebrenica massacre and deadly four-year campaign of shelling and sniping in Sarajevo.

    1249 days ago

    'Last' war crimes fugitive Hadzic arrested

    Goran Hadzic, the last remaining fugitive sought by the UN war crimes court, has been arrested by Serbian authorities.

    1296 days ago

    'Gravely ill' Mladic refuses to enter pleas

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic has told a United Nations war crimes court he is “a gravely ill man” and refused to enter pleas to “obnoxious charges” alleging he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives.

    1296 days ago

    Mladic: Charges are obnoxious

    Ratko Mladic has described charges against him as "obnoxious".

    1296 days ago

    I'm gravely ill, Mladic tells court

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic told a United Nations war crimes court today that he is “a gravely ill man”.

    1296 days ago

    Mladic declines to enter plea at war-crimes tribunal

    Ratko Mladic will not enter a plea at the UN war crimes tribunal today, after charges, including one of genocide, were read out to him.

    1296 days ago

    'Count one: Genocide': Judge reads out charges at Mladic trial

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen Ratko Mladic has entered a Yugoslav war crimes tribunal courtroom to hear the charges on 11 counts that accuse him with orchestrating the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives.

    1296 days ago

    Mladic appears at war crimes tribunal

    Victims of the 1992-95 Bosnian war have gathered outside a courtroom in The Hague for the start of UN criminal proceedings against Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb commander accused of orchestrating the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives.

    1296 days ago

    Mladic to face war crimes tribunal

    Ratko Mladic is due to appear at the UN war crimes tribunal this morning after 16 years on the run.

    1297 days ago

    Mladic has cancer, says lawyer

    Ratko Mladic’s lawyer says he has a document proving the war crimes suspect has been battling cancer and that he was treated at a Serbian hospital in 2009.

    1297 days ago

    Serbian lawyer to represent Mladic

    Former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic has been assigned a Serbian lawyer to represent him when he appears before United Nations judges for the first time to face 11 war crimes charges.

    1299 days ago

    Mladic arrives in Holland

    Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic has arrived in Holland to stand trial for war crimes in the Hague.

    1299 days ago

    Mladic on route to The Hague

    The Serbian justice minister has confirmed Ratko Mladic is on plane on his way to The Hague.

    1300 days ago

    Mladic 'will not live until trial'

    The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says the former general is so ill he will not live to see the start of his trial on genocide charges.

    1300 days ago

    Serbs protest as Mladic plans appeal against extradition

    Protesters throwing stones and bottles clashed with baton-wielding riot police in Belgrade after several thousand Serbian nationalist supporters of jailed war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic rallied outside the parliament building to demand his release.

    1301 days ago

    Son: Mladic denies massacre order

    Ratko Mladic claims he had nothing to do with the massacre of 8,000 men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it fell during the 1992-1995 war, his son said today.

    1301 days ago

    Right-wing groups to hold Mladic support rally in Belgrade

    People against the extradition of Ratko Mladic to the Hague are expected to hold a protest later in Belgrade.

    1302 days ago

    Serbia: Security tight ahead of Mladic demo

    Security has been tightened throughout Serbia ahead of the protest planned by ultra-nationalists over the arrest of Ratko Mladic, police said today.

    1302 days ago

    Mladic may face Monday extradition

    Ratko Mladic could be on his way to face a war-crimes tribunal in The Hague as early as Monday, possibly joining his former ally Radovan Karadzic on trial for some of the worst horrors of the Balkan wars.

    1303 days ago

    Mladic was arrested on morning walk

    Ratko Mladic was captured in a routine raid as he headed out to his garden for a pre-dawn walk, three Serbian police officials said.

    1303 days ago

    Court approves Mladic extradition

    A defence lawyer for Ratko Mladic says a Belgrade court has ruled that the former general can be extradited to a UN tribunal.

    1303 days ago

    Hague Tribunal 'can handle Mladic health issues'

    The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is fully equipped to deal with any health issues suffered by genocide suspect Ratko Mladic when he is extradited to stand trial in The Hague, a spokeswoman said.

    1303 days ago

    Doctors to decide whether Mladic is well enough for trial

    Doctors are due to say later whether they think war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is fit to appear in court.

    1303 days ago

    'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic to face justice

    After 16 years on the run, a frail and haggard Ratko Mladic was hauled before a judge in the first step towards charges for international war crimes, including the 1995 slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

    1537 days ago

    UN commander tells of Karadzic's terror onslaught

    The British former commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Bosnia today told Radovan Karadzic’s war crimes trial how the Serb brought terror and suffering to Muslim enclaves.

    1541 days ago

    Ex-Mandela charity chief on trial after diamonds revelation

    The former head of Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity is being tried on charges of possessing uncut diamonds that featured in a recent war crimes trial.

    1613 days ago

    Kosovo's ex-PM faces war crimes retrial

    Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj faces a retrial for war crimes.

    1654 days ago

    Eight Serbs convicted of war crimes

    Two Bosnian Serb army officers were jailed for life today for genocide at the UN-declared safe zone of Srebrenica in 1995.

    1712 days ago

    War-crimes witness: My father-in-law was burnt alive

    A Bosnian Muslim has given the first witness statement to Radovan Karadzic's war crimes trial.

    1772 days ago

    Tribunal rejects Karadzic lawyer appeal

    The UN Yugoslavia tribunal today rejected an appeal by war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic to rid himself of a court-appointed lawyer.

    1901 days ago

    Karadzic war crimes trial delayed

    Judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague have pushed back by two days the planned start of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s trial.

    1922 days ago

    Former Bosnian Serb President Plavsic to be freed

    The early release from prison of former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic - after she served two-thirds of her 11-year sentence for persecution – has been approved by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

    2740 days ago

    Sierra Leone war crimes tribunal convicts three

    A UN-backed court today convicted three former members of a Sierra Leone junta for war crimes in the country's brutal, decade-long civil war.

    2748 days ago

    Ex-Croatian Serb leader convicted of murder, persecution

    A wartime leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs was today convicted of murder, torture and persecution by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands.

    2976 days ago

    Prosecutors appeal sentence for ex-Bosnian Serb leader

    Prosecutors at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have appealed against the 27-year sentence imposed on a former senior Bosnian Serb political leader, calling it “manifestly inadequate” and urging judges to imprison him for life.

    3070 days ago

    Serbian plan to capture war crimes fugitive in effect

    Serbia has stepped up efforts to capture war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic by putting into effect a secret government plan to arrest him, the interior minister said today.

    3074 days ago

    Former Liberian president Taylor to appear in court

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was expected to make his first appearance in a Hague court room in the Netherlands today for a hearing aimed at paving the way for his war crimes trial.

    3085 days ago

    Six Milosevic aides go on trial for Kosovo war crimes

    The death of Slobodan Milosevic abruptly and inconclusively ended his trial for war crimes in Kosovo, but he remained a predominant figure in the trial of six Serb politicians and generals that opened in The Netherlands today.

    3148 days ago

    Serbia says intensive search for Mladic on-going

    Both police and the military are intensively searching for war crimes fugitive General Ratko Mladic, Serbia’s minister in charge of cooperation with the UN war crimes tribunal said today.

    3153 days ago

    Deputy Prime Minister resigns over failure to arrest Mladic

    Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister Miroljub Labus resigned today over the government’s failure to arrest war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic and the resulting suspension of EU pre-membership talks with Serbia.

    3153 days ago

    Serbia's deputy PM resigns in Mladic row

    Serbia’s deputy prime minister Miroljub Labus resigned today over the government’s failure to arrest war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic and the resulting suspension of EU pre-membership talks with Serbia.

    3153 days ago

    EU suspends Serbia talks after failure to deliver Mladic

    The European Union today suspended talks with Serbia on establishing closer ties, because Belgrade has failed to deliver fugitive General Ratko Mladic to the UN war crimes tribunal.

    3211 days ago

    Inquiry ordered after Babic suicide

    Milan Babic, the Serb leader of a rebel republic in Croatia and one of the key figures in the Balkan wars of the 1990s, has committed suicide in a Netherlands prison, the UN war crimes tribunal said today.

    3211 days ago

    EX-rebel Serbs leader Babic kills himself in prison

    Milan Babic, the leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia and one of the key figures in the early Balkan wars of the 1990s, committed suicide in the Netherlands prison where he was serving a 13-year sentence, the UN war crimes tribunal said today.

    3211 days ago

    Wartime Serb leader Babic commits suicide

    The UN war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands has said Milan Babic, leader of wartime rebel Serbs in Croatia, has committed suicide in prison.

    3218 days ago

    Key Milosevic trial witness arrested in Spain

    Spanish police arrested a suspected Serb hit-man wanted in the murder of a Kosovo Albanian human rights activist believed to have had evidence implicating Slobodan Milosevic in dozens of murders, authorities said today.

    3218 days ago

    Mladic issue could freeze Serbia out

    European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today threatened to freeze talks with Serbia on its EU membership bid, setting an end-of-March deadline for Belgrade to hand over top fugitive Ratko Mladic.

    3218 days ago

    EU threatens to freeze membership talks with Serbia

    European Union foreign ministers threatened to freeze talks with Serbia on its EU membership bid today.

    3218 days ago

    Spanish police arrest key witness in Milosevic trial

    Spanish police arrested the alleged killer of a Yugoslav human rights leader who had papers on him incriminating former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in assassinations when he was gunned down in 1990, authorities said today.

    3218 days ago

    Genocide case opens in World Court

    The International Court of Justice opened hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, today on a suit by Bosnia accusing Serbia of genocide.

    3222 days ago

    Official: Serbia making every effort to arrest Mladic

    Serbia has until the end of the month to capture fugitive war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, or it could face European Union sanctions, the foreign minister said today.

    3222 days ago

    EU issues war crimes court ultimatum to Serbia

    The European Union will suspend entry negotiations with Serbia if it does not fully cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal, the EU’S enlargement commissioner said today.

    3222 days ago

    EU 'may suspend Serbia-Montenegro entry talks'

    An EU official in Brussels has said the bloc will suspend entry negotiations with Serbia-Montenegro if it does not fully cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal.

    3420 days ago

    War crimes suspect arrested

    A Bosnian Serb paramilitary accused by the United Nations war crimes tribunal of some of the worst atrocities in the Bosnian war has been arrested in Argentina.

    3480 days ago

    'Noose tightening' around war crimes fugitive

    He once declared that he was God, and ordered his Serb artillery to “scorch the brains” of Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo.