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(Oct 19, 2012) On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against humanity and violating the law and customs of war. (Sarah Paulsworth, ICTY Opens Final War Crimes Trial, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Oct. 16, 2012); The Prosecutor v. Goran Hadzic, Case No. IT-04-75-PT (Mar. 22, 2012), ICTY website.)
Hadzic was born in Croatia, but is of Serbian descent and was a leader in the Serbian National Council, which is described in the case documents as a political forum. He was also the President of the self-proclaimed
The ICTY was the first war crimes tribunal created by the United Nations and the first to be established since the World War II war crimes tribunals in
In a related case before the ICTY, Radovan Karadzic began the presentation of his defense on October 16, 2012; he denies having committed the crimes of which he is accused, which include genocide, crimes against humanity, and murder. He is alleged to have taken part in the planning for the 1995 massacre in Srebenica, in which 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed. (Julia Zebley, Karadzic Opens Defense Before ICTY, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Oct. 17, 2012); Radovan Karadzic, Case Information Sheet (IT-95-5/18) ICTY website (last visited Oct. 18, 2012).)
- Author: Constance Johnson More by this author
- Topic: War crimes More on this topic
- Jurisdiction: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 10/19/2012