Appeal Hearing in the Case of Ratko Mladic to be Held on Tuesday

The appeal hearing in the case of Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) will take place on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 and Wednesday, 26 August 2020 in Courtroom I of the Mechanism’s Hague branch, pursuant to the “Decision on the Scheduling of the Appeal Hearing and a Status Conference” issued by the Mechanism’s Appeals Chamber on 17 July 2020.

The hearing will begin with an introductory statement by Judge Prisca Matimba Nyambe, Presiding Judge in the case, followed by oral arguments on the appeals presented by the Defence and the Prosecution. The hearing is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, 26 August at 15:55 p.m.

On 22 November 2017, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) issued its judgement in the case of Prosecutor v. Mladić (“Trial Judgement”). The Trial Chamber convicted Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of the Bosnian Serb Republic (“VRS”), of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of the laws or customs of war. He was acquitted of genocide in relation to Count 1 of the Indictment. Mladić was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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