International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

  • international criminal tribunal
    for the former yugoslavia
    icty logo.svg
    logo of the tribunal
    established25 may 1993
    dissolved31 december 2017
    locationthe hague, netherlands
    coordinates52°05′40″n 4°17′03″e / 52°05′40″n 4°17′03″e / 52.0944; 4.2843 edit this at wikidata

    the international tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the international criminal tribunal for the former yugoslavia (icty), was a body of the united nations established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the yugoslav wars, and to try their perpetrators. the tribunal was an ad hoc court located in the hague, netherlands.

    the court was established by resolution 827 of the united nations security council, which was passed on 25 may 1993. it had jurisdiction over four clusters of crimes committed on the territory of the former yugoslavia since 1991: grave breaches of the geneva conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide, and crimes against humanity. the maximum sentence it could impose was life imprisonment. various countries signed agreements with the un to carry out custodial sentences.

    a total of 161 persons were indicted; the final indictments were issued in december 2004, the last of which were confirmed and unsealed in the spring of 2005.[1] the final fugitive, goran hadžić, was arrested on 20 july 2011.[2] the final judgment was issued on 29 november 2017[3] and the institution formally ceased to exist on 31 december 2017.[4]

    residual functions of the icty, including oversight of sentences and consideration of any appeal proceedings initiated since 1 july 2013, are under the jurisdiction of a successor body, the international residual mechanism for criminal tribunals (irmct).[5]

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International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia
ICTY logo.svg
Logo of the Tribunal
Established25 May 1993
Dissolved31 December 2017
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands
Coordinates52°05′40″N 4°17′03″E / 52°05′40″N 4°17′03″E / 52.0944; 4.2843 Edit this at Wikidata

The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), was a body of the United Nations established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the Yugoslav Wars, and to try their perpetrators. The tribunal was an ad hoc court located in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Court was established by Resolution 827 of the United Nations Security Council, which was passed on 25 May 1993. It had jurisdiction over four clusters of crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991: grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide, and crimes against humanity. The maximum sentence it could impose was life imprisonment. Various countries signed agreements with the UN to carry out custodial sentences.

A total of 161 persons were indicted; the final indictments were issued in December 2004, the last of which were confirmed and unsealed in the spring of 2005.[1] The final fugitive, Goran Hadžić, was arrested on 20 July 2011.[2] The final judgment was issued on 29 November 2017[3] and the institution formally ceased to exist on 31 December 2017.[4]

Residual functions of the ICTY, including oversight of sentences and consideration of any appeal proceedings initiated since 1 July 2013, are under the jurisdiction of a successor body, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT).[5]

Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Міжнародны трыбунал па былой Югаславіі
српски / srpski: Хашки трибунал
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Međunarodni krivični sud za bivšu Jugoslaviju