International Criminal Justice: Mladic To Face Charges at ICTY

On May 26, Ratko Mladic was arrested in Serbia and will be extradited to The Hague in the Netherlands. He is the former Bosnian Serb general held responsible for the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. At The Hague he will face charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[1]

[1] Reuters,Ratko Mladic to Face Tribunal on Genocide Charges, N.Y. Times (May 26, 2011); Bilefsky & Carvajal, Serbia Says Jailed Mladic Will Face War Crimes Trial, N.Y. Times (May 26, 2011); Rhode & Burns, Executions Were Mladic’s Signature, and Downfall, N.Y. Times (May 26, 2011); ICTY, Statement of the Office of the Prosecutor on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic, (May  26, 2011) (contains link to full text of indictment of Mladic); Editorial, End of the Line, N.Y. Times (May 26, 2011); Carvajal, Serbian Court Backs Transfer of Mladic to Hague, N.Y. Times (May 27, 2011); Carvajal, Left Ill by Fugitive Life, Mladic Hopes to Avoid Hague, N.Y. Times (May 27, 2011).


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As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

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