Chief prosecutor reflects on legacy of UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia

Although a UN court has charged more than 160 people for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars, that number is still “very little” considering the thousands of violations that still need to be investigated.

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News in Brief 21 December 2017

UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia “pioneer” for international justice

A tribunal set up to try cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia has been described by the UN chief as “a pioneer” for international criminal justice.

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News in Brief 4 January 2017 (AM)

US$310 aid appeal for Cameroon

An appeal for US$310 million has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in northern and eastern Cameroon, the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, has reported.

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Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the “horror stories” they heard from the families of victims of an indicted war criminal from the former Yugoslavia.

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War criminals in Balkans “not heroes”

People who have been found guilty of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia should not be considered “heroes” according to the Prosecutor of the ICTY, the UN tribunal tasked with prosecuting crimes committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

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Political dynamics in former Yugoslavia region “extremely complicated”

The political dynamics in the areas that once made up the former Yugoslavia remain “extremely complicated”.

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Last remaining fugitive taken into custody by UN’s Balkans war crimes tribunal

The last remaining fugitive from the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the Balkans was today transferred to the court’s custody, two days after his arrest by authorities in Serbia following seven years at large.

UN’s Balkan war crimes tribunal upholds contempt conviction against ex-staffer

The United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today dismissed the appeal of a former staff member against her conviction for contempt of court.

UN war crimes tribunal removes former Bosnian Serb military chief from hearing

The former head of the Bosnian Serb armed forces during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s was today removed from a hearing at the United Nations tribunal trying him on genocide charges after he continually interrupted the presiding judge.

Yugoslavia's humanitarian situation has stabilized, but aid still needed - UN report

Democratic reform has stabilized the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but persisting humanitarian challenges must be met with international aid, according to a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.