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Press Releases Archive
20 December 1996 Blaskic case: motion for provisional release rejected.
17 December 1996 Celebici trial date set for 28 January 1997
13 December 1996 Tadic case: update on Witness L (Dragan Opacic).
12 December 1996 Blaskic case: provisional release of the accused to be discussed on Thursday 19 December.
11 December 1996 Delic case (Celebici): three appeals Judges reject the latest application of the accused.
05 December 1996 Blaskic case
04 December 1996 Blaškić indictment amended
04 December 1996 Blaskic indictment amended.
04 December 1996 Judges adopt Resolution on London Peace Conference during their twelth Plenary Session
29 November 1996 The International Criminal Tribunal hands down its first sentence: 10 years of imprisonment for Drazen Erdemovic.
27 November 1996 Delic case (Celebici): three Judges reject the application of the accused seeking leave to appeal of the decision denying provisional release.
26 November 1996 Delic case (Celebici): defendant seeks leave to appeal against the decision denying his motion on the form of the indictment.
22 November 1996 Erdemovic case: the judgement will be announced on 29 November.
19 November 1996 Celebici case: the two motions on the form of the indictment filed by the defendants Landzo and Delic are denied.
15 November 1996 Erdemovic case: a second defence witness is given a pseudonym.
11 November 1996 Delic case (Celebici) : defendant seeks leave to appeal against the decision denying his motion for provisional release.
06 November 1996 Defendant Blaskic appoints a new lead defence lawyer.
31 October 1996 Press release of the official visit of Dr. Klaus Kinkel, Foreign Minister of Germany, to the Tribunal on 31 October 1996.
30 October 1996 Delic case (Celebici): Trial Chamber denies the accused's motion for provisional release.
30 October 1996 International Tribunal demands immediate arrest of accused.
25 October 1996 Tadic case: press statement by the Prosecutor.
16 October 1996 Delalic case : three Judges dismiss the last two applications by the accused for leave to appeal.
15 October 1996 Delalic case (Celebici) : three Judges reject the application by the accused for leave to appeal the decision on joint trials.
15 October 1996 Blaškić case: Appeals bench rejects the prosecutor’s application for leave to appeal
11 October 1996 Delalic case (Celebici) : defendant seeks leave to appeal against three decisions of Trial Chamber II.
10 October 1996 Blaskic Case: The Prosecutor Seeks Leave To Appeal
09 October 1996 Celebici case/Update 7 : Trial Chamber II denies Delalic's motion on the form of the indictment.
08 October 1996 Celebici/Update 6 : clerical amendment of the indictment.
04 October 1996 Blaskic trial set for 8 January 1997.
02 October 1996 Celebici update 5 : Delalic's provisional release rejected.
01 October 1996 Celebici case update 3 : Accused will be tried jointly.
30 September 1996 Justice Louise Arbour takes up her office.
13 September 1996 Rajic case : Trial Chamber establishes Croatia's direct involvement in the conflict in Bosnia.
09 September 1996 Defence motion on dismissal of charges to be discussed at resumption of Tadic trial.
07 August 1996 Tadic update 2 : defence motion on hearsay rejected.
11 July 1996 Trial Chamber issues international arrest warrants against Karadzic and Mladic and rebukes Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republika Srpska for failing to arrest them.
04 July 1996 Erdemovic case : pre-sentencing hearing postponed.
28 June 1996 Statement by the Prosecutor.
27 June 1996 Gang rape, torture and enslavement of Muslim women charged in ICTY's first indictment dealing specifically with sexual offences.
18 June 1996 Goran Lajic returned to Germany.
13 June 1996 The President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia calls for a sports boycott.
13 June 1996 Hazim Delic and Esad Landzo have been transferred to the Tribunal and will enter a plea on 18 June 1996.
10 June 1996 Accused Zlatko Aleksovski arrested.
05 June 1996 President Cassese seeks assurances from Belgrade and Sarajevo on cooperation with ICTY.
03 June 1996 Djukic case terminated by the death of the accused.
29 May 1996 Press information: Justice Goldstone's comments on the arrest of indicted war criminals in the former Yugoslavia and the role of the Security Council and IFOR in that regard.
28 May 1996 Mucic case - IT-96-21-T : update 2.
28 May 1996 Radoslav Kremenovic remanded back to FRY.
23 May 1996 President Cassese reports to Security Council on the continuing violation by the FRY of its obligation to cooperate with ICTY.
22 May 1996 Evidence against Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic will be publicly displayed beginning on 27 June.
15 May 1996 Erdemovic and Kremenovic - update 1 - Prosecutor seeks deferral of Erdemovic case; Kremenovic to be remanded back to the FRY.
13 May 1996 Goran Lajic turned over to the Tribunal.
08 May 1996 Accused Zejnil Delalic has been transferred to the International Tribunal and will enter a plea on Thursday 9 May.
25 April 1996 Blaskic's provisional release rejected.
24 April 1996 Djukic case/update 4 : Trial Chamber upholds the indictment but orders Djukic's provisional release on humanitarian grounds.
09 April 1996 Mucic turned over to the Tribunal.
03 April 1996 The Tribunal issues international arrest warrants against Mrksic, Radic and Sljvancanin and reprimands Belgrade for its refusal to co-operate.
30 March 1996 Prosecutor's statement with regard to the release of prisoners throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
30 March 1996 Erdemovic and Kremenovic transferred to The Hague.
29 March 1996 Krsmanovic case - IT-96-19-Misc1/update 1.
27 March 1996 Evidence hearing called in the Rajic case (Stupni Do).
25 March 1996 Djukic case - IT-96-20-T/update 2.
25 March 1996 Krsmanovic case - IT-96-19-Misc1.
15 March 1996 Rule 61 hearing scheduled for three JNA officers charged with Vukovar hospital massacre
14 March 1996 Djukic case - IT-96-20-T/update 1.
01 March 1996 General Djukic indicted.
27 February 1996 Announcement of a public hearing in the Djukic case
26 February 1996 President Cassese welcomes the "clear and uncompromising support" of the European Union
23 February 1996 France expresses its "unconditional support" to the Tribunal
16 February 1996 Djukic and Krsmanovic cases.
14 February 1996 Press statement by Justice R.J. Goldstone, Prosecutor of the ICTY.
07 February 1996 Tribunal's Prosecutor requests Bosnia to provisionally arrest General Djukic and Colonel Krsmanovic.
06 February 1996 President Cassese takes stock of current co-operation between Croatia, the FRY and the Tribunal.
23 January 1996 Judges say Tribunal is entering "new and critical phase"