International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia or ICTY is a body of the United Nations (UN) established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Some facts

ICTY was established by Resolution 827 of the United Nations Security Council, which was passed on May 25, 1993.

153 bills of indictment were issued against the accused of war crimes in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia. 100 Serbs, 34 Croats, 9 Bosnians, 8 Albanians and 2 Macedonians were accused.

20 bills of indictment were withdrawn, 9 accused were acquitted, 10 died before they could be arrested, 8 died during detention (including Slobodan Milošević)

As of 2008, there are currently 37 convicts in prison, 22 have finished serving a sentence.

Life sentences were passed twice, to Stanislav Galić (the commander of Serbian forces around Sarajevo, responsible for shelling of the city and for sniper attacks on civilians), and to Milomir Stakić, the commander of Serbian forces in northern Bosnia, responsible for concentration camps around Prijedor.

Court budget for 2008/2009 amounts to 196 million . It employs 1146 people from 82 countries.