hague-prosecutor-calls-for-urgency-in-bosnia-war-cases 29 Apr 14 Hague Prosecutor Calls for Urgency in Bosnia War Cases

The Hague Tribunal’s chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz told BIRN that he was disappointed with slow progress in war crimes investigations transferred from the international court for trial in Bosnia.

infographic-state-aid-to-hague-indictees 23 Dec 13 Infographic: State Aid to Hague Indictees

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has established that five former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia – spent a total of almost 40 million euro on support for war crimes suspects at the Hague Tribunal.

serbia-supporting-bosnian-serb-suspects 23 Dec 13 Serbia: Supporting Bosnian Serb Suspects

Belgrade has spent around 1.7 million euro on supporting its Hague Tribunal defendants, but a lot of this money actually went to Bosnian Serb Army officers with Serbian citizenship.

kosovo-shadowy-funds-raise-corruption-fears 23 Dec 13 Kosovo: Shadowy Funds Raise Corruption Fears

More than 1.7 million euro was raised by private funds to support Kosovo’s war crimes defendants in The Hague, but they never made public exactly how the money was spent.

macedonia-huge-secret-payments-revealed 23 Dec 13 Macedonia: Huge Secret Payments Revealed

The government refused to say how much it spent on supporting Macedonia’s two war crimes defendants, but estimates from officials and insiders add up to almost 9.5 million euro.

ethnic-politics-dictate-payments 23 Dec 13 Bosnia: Ethnic Politics Dictate Payments

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects received 640,000 euro of state money, plus more cash from private funds, while Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats got nothing.

croatia-backing-homeland-war-generals 23 Dec 13 Croatia: Backing ‘Homeland War’ Generals

Croatia spent more than 28 million euro on the defence of three generals accused of war crimes, while even more money was raised to support them by a private fund.

how-ex-yugoslav-states-funded-war-crimes-defendants 23 Dec 13 How Ex-Yugoslav States Funded War Crimes Defendants

Former Yugoslav countries have spent almost 40 million euro of public money supporting war crimes suspects on trial at the Hague Tribunal, a BIRN investigation has revealed.

hague-tribunal-president-convictions-shouldn-t-be-automatic 01 Jul 13 Hague Tribunal President: ‘Convictions Shouldn’t be Automatic’

In an exclusive interview for BIRN, the president of the Hague Tribunal, Theodor Meron, insisted that despite criticism of recent acquittals, the court upholds the highest standards of justice.

hague-prosecutor-ex-yugoslavia-s-people-have-the-right-to-judge-our-work 19 Jun 13 Hague Prosecutor: Our Work Isn’t Over Yet

The Hague Tribunal has been successful in bringing wartime commanders to justice but hasn’t met expectations on reconciliation, chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz told BIRN.

the-hague-tribunal-a-court-under-fire 31 May 13 The Hague Tribunal, A Court Under Fire

Twenty years after the United Nations formed the international criminal court in The Hague to prosecute war crimes, the Tribunal is again in the spotlight over its controversial verdicts.

political-posturing-undermines-serbia-s-un-debate 12 Apr 13 Political Posturing Undermines Serbia’s UN Debate

The debate on war crimes courts at the UN General Assembly could have been a genuine chance to examine international justice and reconciliation, but it was marred by politically-motivated rhetoric.

can-international-justice-foster-reconciliation 10 Apr 13 Can International Justice Foster Reconciliation?

As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.

the-easy-route-to-extra-cash-in-serbia2 20 Feb 13 The Easy Route to Extra Cash in Serbia

Belgrade’s decision to give Hague war crimes defendants more financial support when the country is so short of money says much about the nation’s priorities.

delicacies-and-denial-at-the-hague 25 Jan 13 Delicacies and Denial at The Hague

When Serbia’s justice minister visited the Hague Tribunal and ate sweets with Ratko Mladic, it showed that Belgrade’s new government doesn’t want to take war crimes seriously.

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