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Press Releases Archive
22 December 1998 Mladen Naletilic ("Tuta") and Vinko Martinovic ("Stela") indicted for their alleged involvement in the ethnic cleansing of the mostar municipality
15 December 1998 Remarks by Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, to the Peace Implementation Council Plenary Meeting in Madrid.
15 December 1998 ''Vukovar Hospital'' Case: Trial Chamber I requests the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to defer the proceedings instituted against Mile Mrksic, Veselin Sljivancanin and Miroslav Radic.
15 December 1998 Mr. Nobilo Found to be in Contempt of the Tribunal
14 December 1998 Letter from President McDonald to the Peace Implementation Council.
10 December 1998 Furundzija Case: The Judgement of the Trial Chamber Anto Furundzija found guilty on both charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison .
08 December 1998 Judge Gabrielle Kirk Mcdonald, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia addresses the United Nations Security Council.
07 December 1998 "Vukovar Hospital" case: the Prosecutor seeks the deferral to the ICTY of proceedings instituted in serbia against M. Mrksic, V. Slijvancanin and M. Radic deferral hearing to be held on wednesday 9 Decemb
30 November 1998 The Omarska and Keraterm Cases: Further Initial Appearance on 10 December 1998 of defendants Radic, Kvocka, Zigic and Kos.
20 November 1998 The third Trial Chamber is composed and cases are assigned.
16 November 1998 Celebici case: the Judgement of the Trial Chamber. Zejnil Delalic acquitted, Zdravko Mucic sentenced to 7 years in prison, Hazim Delic sentenced to 20 years in prison, Esad Landzo sentenced to 15 years in prison.
13 November 1998 Judge D. Hunt, Judge M. Bennouna and Judge P. Robinson will take the oath on Monday 16 November 1998.
11 November 1998 The President urges the Security Council "to provide the support necessary to enable the Tribunal to discharge its mandate".
06 November 1998 Celebici case:The judgement will be announced on 16 november 1998.
05 November 1998 Statement by Judge Mcdonald, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
05 November 1998 Statement by Justice Louise Arbour, Prosecutor of The ICTY.
04 November 1998 Statement by Justice Louise Arbour, Prosecutor of the ICTY.
29 October 1998 ''Brcko'' Indictment: Goran Jelisic pleads guilty to the majority of the charges in the Second Amended Indictment.
20 October 1998 Outreach symposium marks the first successful step in campaign for better understanding of the icty in the Former Yugoslavia.
19 October 1998 Ahmici visit Cancelled. Three new Judges selected.
14 October 1998 Statement by the President of the International Tribunal on the agreements on Kosovo.
07 October 1998 The indictment of Dario Kordic and Mario Cerkez has been amended: Further appearance of the accused on wednesday 14 october 1998 at 10 a.m.
07 October 1998 Statement by the Office of the Prosecutor: "The Prosecutor does not accept the refusal by the FRY to allow Kosovo investigations".
02 October 1998 ICTY President McDonald addresses the Security Council.
30 September 1998 "Bosanski Samac" Case: plea of the defendant Todorovic Postponed.
28 September 1998 Bosanski Samac: initial appearance of Stevan Todorovic on Wednesday 30 september 1998.
23 September 1998 Search warrants being executed in Bosnia Herzegovina.
09 September 1998 The Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia seeks the assistance of the Security Council.
04 September 1998 Statement by Justice Louise Arbour Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Rwanda.
31 August 1998 Further appearance next thursday of Milan Simic, Miroslav Tadic and Simo Zaric ("Bosanski Samac" indictment).
25 August 1998 Kunarac case: The Prosecutor has been granted leave to amend the indictment - The accused will plead to the new charges on Friday 28 August.
12 August 1998 Open letter from the detainees regarding their conditions at the ICTY's detention unit
06 August 1998 "Internal inquiry into the death of Dr. Milan Kovacevic".
03 August 1998 Milan Kovacevic passed away
24 July 1998 "False identifications"
02 July 1998 Kovacevic case: the trial opens on Monday 6 July 1998. First trial on Genocide charges.
29 June 1998 Accused Slavko Dokmanovic found dead in his cell.
15 June 1998 Milorad Krnojelac detained under sealed indictment and transferred to the International Tribunal.
08 June 1998 Minister Van Mierlo and Ambassador Scheffer to inaugurate Courtroom III on Friday 12 June.
27 May 1998 Furundzija case: Defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment and to release the accused.
07 May 1998 Kovacevic case: Trial Chamber will hear arguments on Prosecutor's Motion for joinder of accused on Monday 11 May 1998.
15 April 1998 The 1998 exhumations programme is about to begin
31 March 1998 The Office of the Prosecutor welcomes a major British donation for the 1998 exhumations programme.
26 March 1998 Simic case: Provisional release of the accused ordered.
17 March 1998 Celebici case: A bench of the appeals Chamber denies defendant Delalic leave to appeal Decisions of the Trial Chamber.
05 March 1998 Drazen Erdemovic sentenced to 5 Years of imprisonment.
04 March 1998 Dragoljub KUNARAC is the first accused of rape and torture of Bosnian Muslim women to turn himself in.
03 March 1998 Blaskic Case: Binding order on the Republic of Croatia to be argued before Trial Chamber I.
27 February 1998 Search warrants being executed in Banja Luka.
25 February 1998 Initial Appearance of Simo Zaric on Thursday 26 February.
20 February 1998 Blaskic case: The trial chamber confirms the fundamental principle of the accused's right to be tried without undue delay by refusing to adjourn the trial due to the temporary unavailability of one of the three judges.
16 February 1998 President McDonald asks the Security Council to establish an additional Trial Chamber
16 February 1998 Erdemovic case: Sentencing Hearing postponed. Initial appearance of Milan Simic and Miroslav Tadic on Tuesday 17 February.
14 February 1998 Statement by the Prosecutor, Justice Louise Arbour, following the first voluntary and unconditional surrender of accused from Republika SRPSKA.
10 February 1998 Tadic Case: Republika SRPSKA ordered to assist the Defence Lawyers.
28 January 1998 Aleksovski case: Provisional release of the accused rejected.
22 January 1998 Initial appearance of Goran Jelisic on Monday 26 January.
09 January 1998 Dokmanovic case: The defendant's three co-accused called upon to surrender to the Tribunal before the beginning of the Trial.
08 January 1998 The International Tribunal welcomes with delight the ''Magnificent Donation'' by the Netherlands and the United States of a "very much needed" fully-fledged second courtroom