Legacy website of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Since the ICTY’s closure on 31 December 2017, the Mechanism maintains this website as part of its mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the UN International Criminal Tribunals.

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Contempt Cases

The Tribunal can initiate contempt proceedings when there is reason to believe that a person has knowingly and wilfully interfered with the administration of justice. This interference may include intimidation or other instances of tampering with witnesses, refusing to answer questions in court or to comply with an order to attend a hearing or produce documents, disclosing confidential court documents and breaching protective measures.

Cases of contempt of the Tribunal fall under Rule 77 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.

The 'Completed cases' category includes trials in which final judgements were rendered as well as those that were concluded without a final judgement due to the withdrawal of charges.