UN tribunal welcomes Russia's arrest of Bosnian Serb man after nine years at large

The International Criminal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today welcomed the arrest in Russia of Dragan Zelenovic, a Bosnian Serb military police sub-commander who has been accused of major crimes, including individual cases of rape, organizing and taking part in gang rape and removing women to locations to be sexually assaulted and tortured.

Seminar on best practices of UN-affiliated criminal tribunals held in Sierra Leone

The Prosecutors of the United Nations-affiliated criminal tribunals have met in Sierra Leone to review what has been learned from the many ad hoc criminal tribunals, including how best to deal with immunity, amnesty, child soldiers and forced marriages.

Some nations still not cooperating with UN war crimes tribunals, Security Council told

Leading prosecutors and judges of the two United Nations war crime tribunals warned the Security Council today that continued lack of cooperation by certain governments could derail their efforts to complete their work on time.

Security Council urges States to cooperate with UN war crimes tribunals

With United Nations war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia processing cases amid severe budget shortfalls, the Security Council today urged States support this effort and called on the courts to complete their work by 2010.

Minor damage reported after fire hits UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda

A small fire broke out at the United Nations war crimes tribunal for Rwanda early today, but there were no injuries and damage was minimal, a spokesperson for the UN said.

Security Council calls on UN war crimes courts to complete work on schedule

Asking all States to intensify their cooperation with the United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Security Council voted today to call on them to complete their investigations by the end of this year and all of their work by 2010.

Bosnian Serb camp commander sentenced to 23 years for murder, torture

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today sentenced the former commander of a Bosnian Serb detention camp to 23 years’ jail for murdering and torturing inmates while allowing the rape of prisoners during the Balkans conflict.

Arresting remaining war crimes fugitives top priority - UN prosecutor

The prosecutor for the United Nations tribunal trying cases stemming from the Balkan wars of the 1990s today outlined her strategy for completing the court's work, with the top priority now to arrest the remaining fugitives in the former Yugoslavia.

Bosnian Serb pleads guilty to murder, rape and persecution – UN tribunal

A Bosnian Serb charged by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with crimes against humanity, today pleaded guilty to all four counts against him, including murder and rape.

Former Yugoslav admiral pleads guilty at UN tribunal to violating customs of war

A former Yugoslav admiral, charged before a United Nations tribunal with war crimes for the shelling and bombing of the historic Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik in 1991, pleaded guilty today to an amended indictment of violations of the laws or customs of war, including murder and cruel treatment.