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10 December 2014
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Verdict against Mladic in March 2017

Marija Tausan BIRN BiH Sarajevo

Hague Tribunal President Theodor Meron informs the UN Security Council that a verdict against former Commander of the Republika Srpska Army - Ratko Mladic can be expected in March 2017 and maybe even later.

Meron said that, even though the Tribunal’s work was progressing well, certain trials and verdicts would be completed later than previously reported.   

When it comes to Mladic’s trial, the trial will be extended due to the reopening of the Prosecution’s case and reduction of the working week to four days.  

Mladic is on trial at The Hague for genocide in Srebrenica, the persecution of the Bosniak and Croat population in the parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina under Serb control, terror against civilians in Sarajevo and taking UNPROFOR members hostage.

“Meron reassured the Council that these changes were not expected to impact the Tribunal’s closure in 2017,” an announcement issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, says.  

Meron said that health condition of detainees and leaving of the Tribunal’s staff members were the two challenges the Tribunal was facing in completing its work.  

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