Ratko Mladic

Ratko Mladic Fast Facts

Read CNN's Ratko Mladic Fast Facts for a look at the life of former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, indicted for genocide and other war crimes.
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The case has closed on Ratko Mladić. Now we must honour those who survived him

In June 2011, I watched from London as the war criminal Ratko Mladić, captured after 16 years in hiding, appeared in The Hague. I hastily gathered my thoughts in an article for this publication. As a Bosnian refugee in London, as a Sarajevan whose life was altered by the actions of war criminals like Mladić, I was not jubilant, but perhaps cautiously hopeful that the legal process would give us at least some justice.
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Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Ratko Mladic, the military chief known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” for orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 war, lost his final legal battle Tuesday when U.N. judges rejected his appeals and affirmed his life sentence. The ruling involving...

Ratko Mladić to hear final ruling on genocide conviction

The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić, nicknamed the “butcher of Bosnia”, is facing a final day in court where he will hear judgment on his appeal against his conviction for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Twenty-six years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladić, 78, will...

'Bosnia's relief that Ratko Mladic loses appeal'

Ratko Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb commander, has lost his appeal against a 2017 conviction for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN court upheld the life sentence for his role in the killing of around 8,000 Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. Bosnia's...

Appeals court upholds war crimes conviction of Ratko Mladic

June 8 (UPI) -- A U.N. appeals court upheld the conviction of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic Tuesday for genocide and crimes against humanity. Mladic, nicknamed the "Butcher of Bosnia" during the notorious Bosnian War, was sentenced to life in prison in 2017 by a U.N. tribunal for mass executions carried out during the 1990s. Mladic was chief of staff for Bosnian Serb forces from 1992 until 1996.
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Prisca Matimba Nyambe: who is the dissenting judge in Ratko Mladić case?

Judge Prisca Matimba Nyambe has booked a place in legal history books for presiding over one of the most significant appeal chamber hearings on genocide and crimes against humanity, while disagreeing with almost every one of its rulings. The 69-year-old Zambian jurist is described by the Institute for African Women...
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Ratko Mladić: life in prison is as close to justice as his victims will get

When Ratko Mladić’s life sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity was confirmed, marking the end of the road for the Bosnian Serb general 10 years after his capture, Munira Subašić was in The Hague courtroom to watch. In July 1995, Subašić was outside a UN compound, a disused battery...

Ratko Mladic: Serb crusader dubbed 'epitome of evil'

Ratko Mladic insists he was chosen by "fate" to defend the Serb people from a Western onslaught, but on Tuesday he found that his fate is to spend the rest of his life in jail for genocide. "Fate put me in a position to defend my country that you Western powers had devastated with the help of the Vatican and the Western mafia," he told his appeal hearing last year.

Ratko Mladic: Bosnian Serb military chief loses bid to overturn genocide conviction at UN court

UN appeals judges have upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic for genocide and confirmed his life sentence.The judgment means the 79-year-old former general who had a pivotal role in the massacre of some 8,000 people at Srebrenica in 1995 and terrorised Sarajevo in a 43-month siege during the Bosnian war in the mid-1990s, will spend the rest of his life in prison.Mladic joins ex-Bosnian Serb president, Radovan Karadzic, in serving a life sentence for masterminding ethnic bloodshed in the Bosnian war that left more than 100,000 dead and millions homeless.He was convicted in 2017 on...