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An overview of the Yugoslav war crimes court

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Posted: Jun 03, 2011 5:09 AM
An overview of the Yugoslav war crimes court

A brief look at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, established in 1993 by the U.N. Security Council.

_JURISDICTION: Perpetrators of atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, including grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity.

_INDICTMENTS: 161 ethnic Serbs, Croats and Muslims indicted. Majority are Serbs.

_CASES: 64 convictions, 13 acquittals, 16 at appeal, 14 on trial, 13 transferred to Balkan states for trial, 36 had indictments withdrawn, 4 awaiting trial, 1 at large.

_JUST ARRESTED: Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, charged with genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat and other non-Serb civilians during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

_TOP CONVICTS: Gen. Stanislav Galic, sentenced to life imprisonment for commanding Bosnian Serb troops laying siege to Sarajevo; Gen. Radislav Krstic, 35 years for aiding and abetting genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995; Goran Jelisic, who called himself the "Serb Adolf," 40 years; Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic, 11 years.

_FUGITIVE AT LARGE: Goran Hadzic, a former leader of rebel Croatian Serbs.

_BUDGET: 2010/2011 $301,895,900, down from $342,332,300 in 2008/2009.