ICTY/Bosnia: Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic – Yugoslav Tribunal’s Final Trial Highlights Need for National Justice

Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 km north-west of Srebrenica, on April 7, 2014. Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the Srebrenica massacre. © 2014 Reuters

(Brussels) – The conviction of Ratko Mladic, once known as the “Butcher of Bosnia,” for genocide and other crimes on November 22, 2017, shows that justice catches up with those responsible for horrific atrocities, Human Rights Watch said today.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 out of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and sentenced him to life in prison. Mladic was commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff from roughly 1992 until 1996.

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Source: Human Rights Watch

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