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UN Resolution 827 formally establishes the Tribunal. More


The UN General Assembly elects the Tribunal’s first judges.

The UN Security Council appoints Richard Goldstone as Prosecutor.

The Tribunal issues its first indictment, against Dragan Nikolić, a commander of Sušica camp in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, for crimes committed against non-Serbs in 1992.

The first hearing at the Tribunal, at which the Prosecutor formally requests that Germany defer to the competence of the Tribunal in the case of Duško Tadić. More

Charges against 24 accused are announced by the Tribunal, bringing to 46 the number of individuals indicted within the first year of operation of the Office of the Prosecutor. More

Bosnian Serb political and military leaders Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić are indicted for genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. More

The Tribunal announces the first indictment dealing with Bosnian Serb victims. Zdravko Mucić, Hazim Delić, Esad Landžo and Zejnil Delalić are indicted for crimes committed during 1992 in the Čelebići prison camp near Konjic in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. More

Tihomir Blaškić, a colonel in the Croatian Defence Council, is the first accused to surrender voluntarily to the Tribunal. More

The first trial begins against Duško Tadić, a Bosnian Serb accused of crimes committed during 1992 in the Omarska camp in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, where thousands of Muslim and Croat civilians were confined. More

A team of investigators and experts from the Office of the Prosecutor begin the extensive programme of exhumations of suspected mass grave sites near Srebrenica. More

The Tribunal hands down its first judgement, against Dražen Erdemović, a soldier in the Bosnian Serb Army, who pleaded guilty to participating in mass executions following the takeover of the Srebrenica enclave by the Bosnian Serb Army in July 1995. More

Italy becomes the first country to sign an agreement with the UN on the enforcement of sentences imposed by the Tribunal. More

The Tribunal’s first judgement, following a full-length trial, is handed down in the case against Duško Tadić. More

The first arrest operation of a suspect (Slavko Dokmanović) by an international agency on behalf of the ICTY is carried out by UNTAES – UN Transitional Authority in Eastern Slavonia. Dokmanović was President of the Vukovar municipality in eastern Croatia from 1990 until mid-1991 and was charged with the murder of non-Serb men. More

The Tribunal holds its first Outreach Symposium with judicial representatives from the former Yugoslavia, thereby launching its pioneering communications programme dedicated to making the work of the Tribunal more accessible and intelligible to the local communities. More

First not guilty verdict handed down, in a judgement against Zejnil Delalić. His three co-accused were found guilty of crimes including killing, torture and inhuman treatment committed against Bosnian Serbs in the Čelebići prison camp. More

The Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević for crimes in Kosovo. This is the first indictment against a sitting head of state by an international court. The charges against him are later expanded to cover crimes committed against non-Serbs in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo from 1991 to 1999. More

The Tribunal commences a massive investigation of alleged crimes in Kosovo. More

The first trial dealing exclusively with charges of sexual violence against women commences. Radomir Kovač, Dragojub Kunarac and Zoran Vuković, all members of the Bosnian Serb military and paramilitary forces, are charged with crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim women in Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992 and 1993. More

Slobodan Milošević is transferred into the custody of the Tribunal. More

The Tribunal hands down its first genocide conviction, against Radislav Krstić, a Bosnian Serb Army officer. He is convicted of complicity in genocide for his role in the massacre of over 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in July 1995. More

The trial of Slobodan Milošević begins. More

Biljana Plavšić, former President of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, pleads guilty to persecution of Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Croats and other non-Serbs in 37 municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995.
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The first indictment against former commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army is raised. Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu and Haradin Bala are charged with crimes committed in 1998 at the Lapušnik/Llapushnik prison camp in the Kosovo municipality of Glogovac/Gllogoc. More

Milan Babić, former President of the government of the self-declared Serbian Autonomous Region (SAO) Krajina and Republic of Serbian Krajina, pleads guilty to participating in a campaign of persecutions against non-Serbs. Babić admits he was aware that crimes such as mistreatment in prisons, deportations, forcible transfer, and destruction of property were being committed. More

Establishment of the War Crimes Chamber within the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to which the Tribunal in subsequent years transferred the biggest amount of cases for adjudication under rule 11bis.

The surrender and transfer of war crimes suspect Ramush Haradinaj, former Prime Minister of Kosovo. He was one of the most senior leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and was alleged to have commanded a campaign to drive ethnic Serbs out of villages in Kosovo.

The first indictment relating to the 2001 conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is issued against Ljube Boškoski, former Macedonian Interior Minister, and Johan Tarčulovski, a police officer acting as an escort inspector in the President's Security Unit in the Ministry of Interior. More

Radovan Stanković, a soldier in the Bosnian Serb Army is the first Tribunal indictee to be transferred to a state in the former Yugoslavia to be tried by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is charged with crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence against women committed in Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovinia in 1992 and 1993. More

Arrest in Spain and transfer to the Tribunal of high-profile fugitive, former Croatian General Ante Gotovina. More

 

Proceedings against Slobodan Milošević are terminated, following his death from natural causes in the Tribunal’s Detention Unit on 11 March 2006. More

The first life sentence at the Tribunal is handed down by the Appeals Chamber against Stanislav Galić, a Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army. He is found guilty of conducting a campaign of sniping and shelling attacks on the city of Sarajevo between 1992 and 1994. More

The case begins against Dragomir Milošević, a former commander of the Sarajevo Romanija Corps (SRK) of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), who was charged with murder and attacks on civilians committed during a campaign of sniping and shelling attacks on the city of Sarajevo. This trial marked the first time in the Tribunal’s history that seven cases were being heard simultaneously. More

Zdravko Tolimir, a high ranking Bosnian Serb Army officer indicted for genocide and other crimes committed in Srebrenica in 1995, and Vlastimir Đorđević, a senior Serbian police officer indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Kosovo Albanians in 1999, are transferred into the custody of the Tribunal. More (1 June) | More (17 June)

Stojan Župljanin, indicted for numerous crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is transferred into the custody of the Tribunal, after evading justice for eight years. More

Radovan Karadžic is transferred into the custody of the Tribunal, after 13 years on the run. The former President of the self-proclaimed Republika Srpska and head of the Serbian Democratic Party and Supreme Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) is charged with genocide and a multitude of crimes committed against non-Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war. Only two persons remain fugitives, including the most wanted, Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladić. More

The Tribunal hands down its first judgement for crimes committed by Serbian forces against Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 Kosovo conflict. Nikola Šainović, Nebojša Pavković and Sreten Lukić are sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment whilst Vladimir Lazarević and Dragoljub Ojdanić are each sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. Milan Milutinović, the former President of Serbia, is acquitted of all charges. More

Momčilo Krajišnik, former President of the Bosnian Serb Assembly, is the highest ranking Bosnian Serb political figure to be found guilty by the Appeals Chamber and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for crimes committed against non-Serb civilians. More

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20 July The Tribunal hands down its second life sentence, against Milan Lukić, a Bosnian Serb guilty of the murder of more than 130 Bosnian Muslim civilians in Višegrad in 1992. More

The trial of Radovan Karadžić begins. More

Seven former high-ranking Bosnian Serb military and police officials are convicted of genocide and other crimes committed in 1995 after the fall of the enclaves of Srebrenica and Žepa. The Popović et al case was the largest ever trial heard by the Tribunal and gave rise to the second judgement to find that the crime of genocide was committed in Srebrenica. More

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The Appeals Chamber orders that a partial re-trial be held in the case of former Kosovo Liberation Army members Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj. More

The United Nations Security Council establishes the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. This new body will finish the remaining tasks of the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) after the completion of their respective mandates. More

Ratko Mladić, former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, is arrested after 16 years on the run. More

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Goran Hadžić, former President of Croatian Serbs and the very last of the 161 ICTY indictees, is arrested after seven years on the run. More

Momčilo Perišić, a former Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army, is convicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and sentenced to 27 years of imprisonment. It is the first judgement handed down by the Tribunal in a case against an official of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More

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The Appeals Chamber acquits Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač of crimes against humanity and war crimes. More

 

Three former Kosovo Liberation Army commanders - Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj – are acquitted of all charges after a partial retrial. More

The Appeals Chamber affirms the life sentence handed down against Milan Lukić, and reduces Sredoje Lukić’s sentence from 30 to 27 years of imprisonment. Both were convicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the eastern Bosnian town of Višegrad in 1992 and 1993. More

Zdravko Tolimir, former Assistant Commander and Chief for Intelligence and Security of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army, is sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in 1995 after the fall of the enclaves of Srebrenica and Žepa. More

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