Status Conference in Case of Ratko Mladic to be held in October


Ratko Mladic is currently in custody at the United Nations Detention Unit in The Hague pending resolution of the appeal proceedings against the Trial Judgement and Appeals Chamber shall convene a status conference within 120 days of the filing of a notice of appeal, and thereafter within 120 days after the last status conference, to allow any person in custody pending appeal the opportunity to raise issues in relation thereto, including the mental and physical condition of that person.

The last status conference, in this case, was held on 3 October 2019, recalling that Mr. Mladic, given after receiving advice from his Counsel, a status conference may be conducted in his absence, but with his participation, via teleconference, if he so wishes.

A status conference shall be held before Thursday, 30 January 2020, at 15.00 o’clock.

Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life imprisonment before the ICTY in The Hague on November 22nd last year.

After six years of trial, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) pronounced verdict to Mladic.

Mladic’s trial started back in May 2012 and lasted for more than four years. He was indicted for eleven counts of the indictment, including genocide and crimes against humanity as well as the violation of the laws and customs of war.

Mladic was also charged with committing the Srebrenica genocide, as well as terrorizing of citizens of Sarajevo and keeping the capital city of BiH under the siege.


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