• Jul 9, 2013
    Commentary
    By most measures, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is the gold standard for international justice.
  • Apr 10, 2013
    Commentary

    A public debate at the UN on April 10 will serve up a revisionist denial of the worst killings in Europe since the end of World War II: the ethnic slaughter in the former Yugoslavia that horrified the world in the 1990s. While the session's ostensible purpose is to take "a closer look at the long-term impact of international criminal justice, in particular as it relates to reconciliation..." it is unlikely much thoughtful discussion will occur. 

  • May 14, 2012
    Press release

    The opening of the trial of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime military commander, is a salient reminder that justice catches up with those accused of atrocity crimes. Mladic’s trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2012, before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

  • Mar 11, 2012
    Press release

    Countries that want to prosecute atrocity crimes can learn from Bosnia’s experience with its War Crimes Chamber, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. National governments, policymakers, and international donors who want to support domestic trials for these crimes should learn from the successes and shortcomings of the Bosnian chamber.

  • Jun 3, 2011
    Commentary
    Justice has finally caught up with Ratko Mladic. The Bosnian Serb warlord, an alleged mastermind of some of the worst crimes committed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, including the Srebrenica genocide, is sitting in the United Nations detention unit in The Hague after nearly 16 years on the run. However, make no mistake: the road ahead will not be easy.
  • May 31, 2011
    Q & A
    With Ratko Mladic now in The Hague, under the rules of procedure for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), he must be brought before the Trial Chamber assigned to his case “without delay” to be formally charged.
  • May 30, 2011
    Commentary
    The forthcoming trial in The Hague of the arrested Serb warlord is an occasion to assess the achievements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    The arrest of the notorious fugitive Ratko Mladic almost 16 years after his indictment for genocide closes a gaping hole in the otherwise laudable efforts to bring to justice the authors of "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans.
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    Nearly two decades ago, Aryeh Neier helped launch the international criminal court that eventually tried more than 150 suspects-and will soon try alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic. The former head of Human Rights Watch shares how the tribunal was born.
  • May 27, 2011
    Commentary
    The arrest of Ratko Mladic will finally bring justice to victims and survivors of the bloody slaughter of 7,000 men and boys, writes Human Rights Watch's Emma Daly, who covered the conflict as a reporter. She recalls the anguish of victims, savagery of Mladic-and denial of Bosnian Serbs.