The Security Council, by its Resolution 1966 (2010), established the Mechanism to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In accordance with its mandate, the Mechanism has assumed responsibility for, inter alia, the enforcement of sentences, administrative review, assignment of cases, review proceedings, appeal proceedings, contempt, requests for revocation of the referral of cases to national jurisdictions, the variation of witness protection measures, access to materials, disclosure, changes in classification of documents and requests for compensation and assignment of counsel. The Selected Ongoing Cases are only a few of the pending judicial proceedings, related to the above-mentioned essential functions, currently before the Mechanism. For information about all proceedings before the Mechanism, see All Mechanism Proceedings.
Selected Ongoing Cases
Félicien Kabuga was the President of the Comité Provisoire of the Fonds de défense nationale (“National Defence Fund”) from about 25 April 1994 to July 1994 and President of the Comité d’Initiative of Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines (“RTLM”) during the time of the crimes pleaded in the indictment.
Recent developments: Kabuga was transferred to the Mechanism’s custody on 26 October 2020. His initial appearance took place on 11 November 2020, during which a plea of not guilty was entered with respect to the charges in the indictment.
On 13 May 2019, Judge Liu Daqun found that the conditions for the referral of the case against Petar Jojić and Vjerica Radeta to the Republic of Serbia were not met and that it was in the interests of justice to revoke the existing referral order. On 24 February 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the Mechanism dismissed the appeal of the Republic of Serbia against Judge Liu’s decision and affirmed the decision.
Recent developments: International arrest warrants and orders for surrender of Petar Jojić and Vjerica Radeta are yet to be executed.
Stanišić, Jovica Simatović, Franko
Jovica Stanišić was the Head of the State Security Service ("Državna bezbednost" or "DB") of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia ("Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova" or "MUP").
Franko Simatović was employed in the Second administration of the DB of the MUP.
Recent developments: The Mechanism Trial Chamber pronounced the Trial Judgement on 30 June 2021, and issued the written reasons for the Judgement on 6 August 2021. On 6 September 2021, notices of appeal were filed by Jovica Stanišić, Franko Simatović, and the Prosecution.
Fatuma, Marie Rose Munyeshuli, Dick Prudence Ngirabatware, Augustin
The Trial Judgement was pronounced by the Single Judge on 25 June 2021, and written reasons for the Judgement were issued on 20 September 2021. On 27 September 2021, following a joint Defence request for extension of time for filing notices of appeal and appeal briefs, the President of the Mechanism, Judge Carmel Agius, assigned a bench of three Judges to this case, and designated himself as Pre-Appeal Judge. On 28 September 2021, the Pre-Appeal Judge granted the joint Defence request for extension of time, ordering that notices of appeal be filed by 18 October 2021 and appeal briefs by 17 November 2021.
Recent developments: Following the filing by the Prosecution and Marie Rose Fatuma of their respective reply briefs on 16 December 2021, the appeals briefing is now complete.
All Mechanism Proceedings
Bicamumpaka, Jérôme| Bizimungu, Casimir| Mugenzi, Justin| Mugiraneza, Prosper
Fatuma, Marie Rose| Munyeshuli, Dick Prudence | Ngirabatware, Augustin | Ndagijimana, Jean de Dieu| Nzabonimpa, Anselme
Kos, Milojica| Kvočka, Miroslav| Prcać, Dragoljub| Radić, Mlađo| Žigić, Zoran
Barayagwiza, Jean-Bosco| Nahimana, Fernand| Ngeze, Hassan
Bizimungu, Augustin| Ndindiliyimana, Augustin| Nzuwonemeye, Francois-Xavier| Sagahutu, Innocent
Ntakirutimana, Gérard | Ntakirutimana, Elizaphan
Kanyabashi, Joseph| Ndayambaje, Elie| Nsabimana, Sylvain| Ntahobali, Arsène Shalom| Nteziryayo, Alphonse| Nyiramasuhuko, Pauline
Beara, Ljubiša| Borovčanin, Ljubomir| Miletić, Radivoje| Nikolić, Drago| Pandurević, Vinko| Popović, Vujadin
Ćorić, Valentin| Petković, Milivoj| Praljak, Slobodan| Prlić, Jadranko| Pušić, Berislav| Stojić, Bruno