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Trial Judgement in the case of Ratko Mladić to be rendered on 22 November 2017

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The Trial Chamber has scheduled the pronouncement of the judgement in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić for Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 10:00 in Courtroom I.

Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff, has been charged with the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 1992 to late 1995. He was initially indicted on 25 July 1995. After having been at large for almost sixteen years, he was arrested in Serbia on 26 May 2011 and transferred to the Tribunal on 31 May 2011. The trial commenced on 16 May 2012 and 377 in-court testimonies were heard by the Trial Chamber. 169 of these witnesses were called by the Prosecution and 208 witnesses testified for the Defence. The closing arguments were held from 5 to 15 December 2016.

Since its establishment, the Tribunal has indicted 161 persons for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings against 154 persons have already concluded. The judgement in the Ratko Mladić case will be the last trial judgement delivered by the ICTY before the Tribunal’s closure on 31 December 2017.