International criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

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Ratko Mladić to hear final ruling on genocide conviction
Hague court to rule on 10 offences for which ex-Bosnian Serb commander was given life sentence in 2017

Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Julian Borger

08, Jun, 2021 @3:00 AM

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I prosecuted Srebrenica war criminals, but I know others are still walking free | Serge Brammertz
Until we bring all the genocide’s perpetrators to justice, we are again failing the boys and men massacred in Bosnia in July 1995

Serge Brammertz

09, Jul, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes
Ratko Mladić was brought to justice but where’s the desire to investigate mass killings in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar?

Julian Borger world affairs editor

05, Jul, 2020 @7:06 AM

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Papers reveal Anglo-French distrust before Srebrenica massacre
Archives show British PM was warned France may have made secret deal with Bosnian Serbs

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

31, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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The Observer view on the effectiveness of international law | Observer editorial
World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity

Observer editorial

17, Dec, 2017 @12:05 AM

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Praljak and Goering: the suicides of two war criminals raise questions and tell a story | Open door
Open door: When justice is thwarted, the value to the public of journalists as independent observers is reaffirmed

Paul Chadwick

03, Dec, 2017 @5:18 PM

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Security clampdown at The Hague amid fears of further suicides
Dutch police open investigation after death of Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak in the dock

Chris Stephen

02, Dec, 2017 @8:00 PM

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Slobodan Praljak's suicide reopens old wounds in Bosnia
In his hometown of Čapljina, the convicted Croat general is hailed by many as a hero, while others have less rosy memories

Andrew MacDowall in Čapljina and Mostar

02, Dec, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Dutch police launch inquiry into war criminal's courtroom suicide
International criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia asks Dutch police to investigate how poison was smuggled into court

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2017 @6:31 PM

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The day I came face to face with General Slobodan Praljak in The Hague
The Guardian and Observer writer, who covered the war in the former Yugoslavia, recalls being cross-examined by the Bosnian-Croat war criminal

Ed Vulliamy

29, Nov, 2017 @7:22 PM

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Genocide charges are just too hard to prove – even in former Yugoslavia | Letters
Letters: Although Ratko Mladić has been convicted of genocide in Srebrenica, the bar is set so high that it is nearly impossible to prove the commission of the crime


29, Nov, 2017 @7:17 PM

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Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in UN courtroom
Former commander Slobodan Praljak drank from bottle moments after judges upheld 20-year sentence in The Hague

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

29, Nov, 2017 @7:09 PM

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