International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Judge Liu Daqun of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague issued a ruling on Friday calling on the president of the court to "notify the [UN] Security Council of Serbia's failure to comply with its obligations" for failing to arrest wanted Serbian Radical Party politicians Petar Jojic and Vjerica Radeta.
Two defence lawyers for Milivoj Petkovic, Vesna Alaburic and Davor Lazic, in a motion filed with the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, MICT, have said that according to information from the United Nations' Detention Unit, in February 2021 the conditions would be met to consider Petkovic's early release.
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals announced on Monday that Ratko Mladic is recovering well from surgery and that defence and prosecution appeals against the verdict in his trial will be heard on June 16-17 in The Hague.
The appeals were originally set for March 17-18, but were postponed because the former Bosnian Serb military chief needed a colon operation.
Miodrag Stojanovic, one of the lawyers representing Ratko Mladic at his trial in The Hague, told BIRN that the former Bosnian Serb military commander had a colon operation on Monday and has now left hospital.
"He was discharged from the hospital yesterday [Wednesday] and returned to the [UN] detention unit [in the Netherlands]," said Stojanovic.
The UN's Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Monday said it has refused to consider a request by lawyers for Radovan Karadzic, who was convicted of genocide and other wartime crimes, to have two judges he accuses of bias to be disqualified from making decisions in his case.