un-court-clashes-with-serbia-over-witness-intimidation-09-25-2016-1 26 Sep 16 UN Court Clashes with Serbia over Witness Intimidation

The UN-backed Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has tried hard to protect witnesses and has prosecuted several people for intimidation, but its latest attempt has provoked a bitter dispute with Serbia.

safeguarding-the-yugoslavia-tribunal-s-unique-war-archives-03-29-2016 30 Mar 16 Safeguarding the Hague Tribunal’s Unique War Archives

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has amassed an archive of over 10 million documents and other vital evidence which must be preserved as a permanent record of the war years.

karadzic-verdict-nears-as-hague-tribunal-enters-2016-12-30-2015 05 Jan 16 Karadzic Verdict Nears as Hague Tribunal Enters 2016

The Hague Tribunal will deliver its verdict in the landmark trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic this year but faces problems deciding how to handle the defiant Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj.

brammertz-warns-bosnia-prosecution-on-looming-deadline-10-07-2015 08 Oct 15 Brammertz Warns Bosnia Prosecution on Looming Deadline

Hague prosecutor says the Bosnian prosecution can expect a ‘very critical’ report if it misses a deadline on war-crime cases transferred to Bosnia from The Hague.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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