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Press Releases Archive
19 December 1997 Prosecutor has filed motions to withdraw four indictments.
19 December 1997 Marinko Katava, Ivan Santic and Pero Skopljak released by the International Tribunal.
18 December 1997 Anto Furundzija to enter a plea on Friday 19 December 1997.
17 December 1997 Kupreskic & others Case: Provisional release denied
17 December 1997 Statement by the Prosecutor Louise Arbour following her meeting with th French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Hubert Vedrine.
10 December 1997 Aleksovski case - Trial will begin on Tuesday 6 January 1998.
09 December 1997 ICTY Prosecutor Justice Louise Arbour addresses the ''Dayton'' Peace Implementation Council.
09 December 1997 ICTY President Gabrielle Kirk McDonald addresses the ''Dayton'' Peace Implementation Council
08 December 1997 The Prosecutor of the International Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, that the International Permanent Court ''be strong and well equipped to operate as an authoritative mechanism''
04 December 1997 Aleksovski case - Trial date to be discussed at a closed Status Conference scheduled for 9 December 1997.
02 December 1997 Dokmanovic case - Tentative trial date set for Monday.
01 December 1997 Aleksovski case - Defendant requests that a trial date be set.
19 November 1997 Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald elected as President and Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen as Vice-President.
19 November 1997 President McDonald composes The Chambers.
18 November 1997 Celebici case 1. Trial Chamber denies Prosecution Request for Witness Testimony by video-link. 2. Trial Chamber permits Dr. James Gow and Professor Constantin Economides to give Expert Testimony.
17 November 1997 Kupreskic and others case - Four accused file a Preliminary Motion for provisional release.
12 November 1997 Five new Judges take oath on Monday 17 November 1997.
12 November 1997 Dokmanovic case - A bench of the Appeals Chamber upholds the rejection of the Motion for Release.
10 November 1997 Dokmanovic case - Prosecutor responds to the accused's appeal against the decision on release.
07 November 1997 United Kingdom becomes first state to agree to provide enhanced assistance to witness protection efforts of International Tribunal.
06 November 1997 Judge Haopei Li dies at the age of 91.
04 November 1997 The President of The International Tribunal addresses The United Nations' General Assembly
04 November 1997 Dokmanovic case - Accused appeals the decision denying his release
29 October 1997 Subpoena issue - The Appeals Chamber unanimously quashes the subpoenae issued to Croatia and its defence minister.
28 October 1997 Celebici case - Trial Chamber issues an order releasing Esad Ramic from The subpoena ad testificandum.
22 October 1997 Blaškić Case / Subpoena Issue - Appeal Judgment to Be Handed Down on Wednesday 29 October 1997
09 October 1997 New version - Preliminary motion hearing and status conference. Kovacevic case - Update.
07 October 1997 Erdemovic case - The Appeals Chamber rules that Drazen Erdemovic should enter a new plea.
06 October 1997 Dario Kordic and nine other indictees who have surrended voluntarily will enter a plea on Wednesday 8 October 1997.
30 September 1997 Erdemovic case - Appeals Chamber decision on the appeal filed by Drazen Erdemovic against the sentencing judgment to be handed down on tuesday 7 October 1997.
08 September 1997 Celebici case - Trial Chamber denies Esad Landzo's motion for for the exclusion of evidence.
08 September 1997 Celebici case - Trial Chambers issued two written decicions on defence motions of Zdravko Mucic.
04 September 1997 Tadic and Kovacevic cases - Changes of defence lawyers.
03 September 1997 Blaskic case - Trial Chamber rejects the defence motion to preclude testimony of certain prosecution witnesses.
01 September 1997 Dokmanovic case - Hearings on defence motions scheduled on 5 and 8 September 1997.
15 August 1997 Prosecutor Louise Arbour warns against forged document being circulated in Eastern Slavonia.
14 August 1997 Blaskic case - Subpoena issue Hearing scheduled on 22 and 23 September for the Appeal filed by Croatia against the "Subpoena Decision" of 18 July.
01 August 1997 Blaskic case: The Appeals Chamber grants the Republic of Croatia the right to appeal the subpoena Decision and suspends the subpoena Decision pending the disposal of the appeal.
29 July 1997 The 1997 exhumations program commences in Brcko.
28 July 1997 Motion hearings scheduled.
18 July 1997 Trial Chamber II hands down its Decision on the subpoena issue: the subpoena duces tecum issued to Croatia and its Defence Minister in January 1997 must be complied with by 18 August 1997.
17 July 1997 The International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia welcomes with gratitude the British Government's offer to finance the construction of an interim courtroom
14 July 1997 Dusko Tadic sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.
10 July 1997 Accused Kovacevic transferred to The Hague.
03 July 1997 The new president of the European Union, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, will make co-operation with the ICTY "A basic condition for any progress in the development of the relations (...) between the E.U. and the countries of the region"
26 June 1997 Aleksovski case update: Accused seeks separate trial and challenges the form of his indictment.
26 June 1997 Celebici case update: Trial Chamber rejects Accused Delic's request for exculpatory evidence.
26 June 1997 Blaskic case: Defence has filed a motion to preclude testimony of 53 Prosecution witnesses.
18 June 1997 Tadic case: update, Appeals Judges assigned.
12 June 1997 Tadic case: update.
11 June 1997 Blaskic case: update.
09 June 1997 Blaskic trial media accreditation.
02 June 1997 Tadic case: update.
30 May 1997 Tadic case: update.
29 May 1997 Visit of the State Prosecutor of Montenegro.
27 May 1997 U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Prosecutor Louise Arbour to meet at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
22 May 1997 Celebici case: next hearing on Wednesday 28 May.
20 May 1997 Celebici case: next hearing on Thursday 22 May.
16 May 1997 Celebici case: hearings schedule.
09 May 1997 Celebici case: hearings' schedule.
07 May 1997 Tadic case: the verdict.
01 May 1997 Tadic case: the Judgement procedure.
29 April 1997 Aleksovski case: accused's initial appearance postponed for one hour until 4 p.m. today
29 April 1997 Judge Deschenes resigns for medical reasons
28 April 1997 Accused Aleksovski turned over to the Tribunal.
25 April 1997 Celebici trial adjourned for one week.
23 April 1997 Tadic case: withdrawal of assigned Defence counsel and assignment of new lead counsel granted to the accused.
22 April 1997 Tadic case: Trial Chamber to consider a request by the accused to withdraw lead counsel.
22 April 1997 Tadic case: Judgement to be handed down on 7 May 1997
22 April 1997 Celebici case: the Prosecutor is granted leave to drop one of the murder charges against Esad Landzo.
15 April 1997 Tribunal signs Agreement with the Government of Italy for the secondment of personnel.
15 April 1997 Celebici case: Prosecutors seek leave to drop one of the murder charges against Esad Landzo.
14 April 1997 Blaskic case: Justice Arbour, Prosecutor of the ICTY, will appear in court for the hearing on 16 April 1997.
04 April 1997 Blaskic case: subpoena proceedings update.
21 March 1997 Blaskic case: defence motion to compel Bosnia and Herzegovina to produce documents said to be exculpatory referred to Trial Chamber II.
19 March 1997 President Mary Robinson of the Republic of Ireland demonstrates her commitment to human rights by visiting the International Tribunal.
19 March 1997 Justice Arbour's statement regarding war crimes related trials currently underway in Germany.
17 March 1997 Blaskic case: full Trial Chamber II to sit on 16 April 1997 hearing concerning Prosecutor's subpoenas.
06 March 1997 Federal Minister of Justice of Germany has visited the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
03 March 1997 United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan besought by the International Tribunal's President
03 March 1997 Blaskic case: Federation Defence Minister directed to produce the subpoenaed documents or face contempt proceedings.
28 February 1997 Blaskic case: the defence requests issuance of a subpoena to the "Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina" compelling the production of documents "believed exculpatory".
28 February 1997 Celebici trial accreditation.
26 February 1997 Blaskic case: clarification.
25 February 1997 Blaskic case: Federation Defence Minister ordered to appear before Judge McDonald on 28 February at 10 a.m.
24 February 1997 United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
19 February 1997 Blaskic case: Judge suspends order against Croatia to allow informal resolution of evidence issue.
14 February 1997 Blaskic case: Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered to comply with Prosecutor's request for production of documentary evidence.
06 February 1997 Italian Minister of Justice signs the very first agreement on enforcement of sentences as yet another indication of full Italian support for international criminal justice.
06 February 1997 Agreement with Italy on enforcement of sentences: a balanced compromise between international and domestic law
04 February 1997 Blaskic case: update
03 February 1997 Italy to be the first country to sign the agreement on the enforcement of sentences
30 January 1997 Trial Chamber disposes of motions filed in Celebici case.
20 January 1997 Italian Foreign Minister Dini reaffirms support for the Tribunal
17 January 1997 Celebici trial rescheduled.
15 January 1997 Prosecutor Louise Arbour to visit the former Yugoslavia.
07 January 1997 Erdemovic case: new composition of the Appeals Chamber
03 January 1997 Erdemovic case: appeal against the sentence.