19 Dec 14 Mladic ‘Told Serb Troops to Act Like Knights’

A defence witness at the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic said that the former Bosnian Serb military chief ordered his men not to harm Bosniak prisoners from Srebrenica.

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18 Dec 14 Mladic Witness Recalls ‘Genuine Hatred of Serbs’

A defence witness at Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial said Serb forces did not persecute Bosniaks and Croats in the Sanski Most area, but responded to a real armed threat.

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17 Dec 14 UN Troops ‘Detained to Stop NATO Attacks’

A Bosnian Serb journalist told Ratko Mladic’s trial that he filmed captive UN peacekeepers for a TV report in a bid to stop further NATO air strikes on the Bosnian Serb Army in 1995.

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16 Dec 14 Applauding Mladic Ejected from Courtroom

Ratko Mladic was temporarily ejected from his war crimes trial at the Hague Tribunal for clapping his hands when a witness said he would go down in history as a positive person.

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12 Dec 14 Serbs ‘Wanted to Stop Bosnian Islamic State’

The Bosnian Serbs’ wartime goal was not to destroy the country, but to stop Bosniaks establishing an Islamic state, a former Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s trial.

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11 Dec 14 Hague Defendants’ Health Problems Threaten Trials

The Hague Tribunal’s president warned that long-awaited verdicts in the war crimes trials of Ratko Mladic, Goran Hadzic and Vojislav Seselj are being delayed because of their poor health.

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11 Dec 14 Mladic Witness: Serb Forces ‘Helped Loyal Bosniaks’

A former Bosnian Serb officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that Bosniaks loyal to the Serb authorities in the Rogatica area were ‘relocated’ in 1992 because of threats from their own side.

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10 Dec 14 Mladic Witness: No Abuse at Manjaca Camp

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladic that Bosniaks were not starved and beaten at the Manjaca military prison camp in 1992.

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09 Dec 14 Mladic Witness: No Plan to Take Sarajevo

A former Bosnian Serb serviceman told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that the military chief had no intention of seizing the capital during the 1992-95 siege.

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05 Dec 14 Mladic Witness: Serb Troops Innocent of Massacre

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the trial of Ratko Mladic that local Serbs, not soldiers, massacred Bosniaks and Croats in the village of Grabovica in 1992.

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04 Dec 14 Mladic Witness: No Ethnic Cleansing in Kotor-Varos

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the trial of Ratko Mladic that he never received an order to carry out the ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs in the Kotor-Varos area.

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02 Dec 14 Ratko Mladic Ejected from Courtroom

Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Mladic was removed from the Hague Tribunal courtroom for talking too loudly after arguing with the chief judge in his war crimes trial.

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28 Nov 14 Mladic ‘a Connoisseur of Military Rules’, Witness Says

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial at the Hague Tribunal that the wartime general was a disciplinarian who insisted on order among his troops.

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27 Nov 14 Mladic Witness: Muslim Extremists Caused Prijedor Conflict

A defence witness at the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic said Muslim militants started the fighting in Prijedor in spring 1992.

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25 Nov 14 Mladic Witness: No Crimes in Susica Jail Camp

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that he didn’t see Serb fighters abusing Bosniak prisoners at the Susica detention camp in the Vlasenica area in 1992.

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Timeline - Transitional Justice in Serbia

Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.


Srebrenica: Genocide Reconstructed

In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.


Ratko Mladic

Timeline of events leading up to the arrest of Ratko Mladic.


War in Bosnia

Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.


Ratko Mladic: The Force Behind the Srebrenica Killings

The Bosnian Serb commander’s role in the genocide committed in Srebrenica is described in detail in many indictments and verdicts pronounced before local and international judicial institutions.


The Indictment Against Ratko Mladic

Indictments in 1995 and 2000, further amended in 2002 and 2010, charge the former commander of the Republika Srpska Army with genocide and other crimes.


Ratko Mladic: From Promising Officer to Bloodstained Warlord

When Mladic ordered his army to bomb the people of Sarajevo until they ‘go insane’, he revealed the murderous intentions that would culminate in the Srebrenica massacre.

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