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19 March 2014

Defence Denies Mladic Had Genocidal Ambitions

Ratko Mladic's defence says the former Bosnian Serb Army commander 'did not give any orders for any crimes' during the war in Bosnia.
18 March 2014

Hague Tribunal Urged to Reject Mladic’s Acquittal Bid

The Hague prosecution said evidence already shows that Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic committed war crimes and his appeal for release halfway through his trial should be denied.
9 December 2013

Questions about Military Expert’s Competence

During the cross-examination at Ratko Mladic’s trial, the Defence denies the competence and impartiality of Prosecution’s military expert Reynaud Theunens.
27 November 2013

Victims from Tomasica among Evidence against Mladic

Prosecutor Dermot Groome says at Ratko Mladic’s trial that the remains of 470 persons were found in a mass grave in Tomasica mine, announcing that he will present evidence about it in the spring, once the exhumation has been completed.

11 November 2013

Firm Control over the Army

Prosecution military expert Richard Dannatt says at the trial before The Hague Tribunal that General Ratko Mladic had firm command and control over the Republika Srpska army, VRS, during the Bosnian war.

21 October 2013

Mladic Talked Loudly About Protected Witness

At the trial of Ratko Mladic, The Hague Prosecution's officer, Dora Sokola, spoke of what the defendant was saying during recess of the hearing held in February this year, while addressing his lawyers.

20 September 2013

Strict and Fair Commander

Responding to questions by the Defence of former Republika Srpska Army, VRS, Commander Ratko Mladic, his former Deputy Manojlo Milovanovic says that Mladic never ordered the killing of Muslim civilians in Srebrenica or any other places.

18 September 2013

Unlawful Directive against Civilians

Testifying at the trial of Ratko Mladic, witness Manojlo Milovanovic says that the Seventh Directive, under which supreme military Commander Radovan Karadzic ordered the VRS to “create an unbearable situation of complete uncertainty without hope for further survival and life of civilian population” in Srebrenica and Zepa, was unlawful. 

12 September 2013

Order to Commit Murders in Kravica

The Hague Prosecution’s military expert Richard Butler says at Ratko Mladic’s trial that the mass murder of captives from Srebrenica, which was committed by members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska in Kravica village, near Bratunac in July 1995, was “ordered”.
21 June 2012

Legion of Faceless Snipers Escape Their Crimes

They may have been among the worst criminals of the Bosnian war - but the logistical problems in proving snipers’ responsibility for people’s deaths mean that not one has been convicted.
18 May 2012

Mladic: Beginning of Evidence Presentation Postponed

Following the completion of the Hague prosecution’s opening statements, the presiding judge, Alphons Orie, announced that the start of the presentation of evidence at the trial of Ratko Mladic, originally scheduled for May 29, has been suspended until further notice.
17 May 2012

Mladic: Responsible for Genocide

On the second day of its opening arguments, the Hague prosecution said it would prove that Ratko Mladic was on “the ground and personally involved” in the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995.
17 May 2012

Mladic: Main Strategic Goal was Ethnic Cleansing

In its opening arguments, the Hague prosecution outlined six strategic goals that Bosnian Serb leadership wanted Mladic to achieve.
4 May 2012

Mladic: Trial Postponement Requested

The Defence of Ratko Mladic requests the Trial Chamber of The Hague Tribunal to postpone the beginning of the trial for 90 days. The Trial Chamber will render its decision at a later stage.