The Chief Prosecutor of the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Serge Brammertz, will visit Zagreb on Thursday and Friday as part of preparations for his regular semi-annual report to be submitted to the U.N. Security Council, the ICTY said in a press release Thursday.
The prosecutor will meet with Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Miro Kovac, Justice Minister Ante Sprlje and State Attorney-General Dinko Cvitan.
Brammertz and the Croatian officials are expected to discuss progress in the prosecution of cases transferred from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia, particularly the Category 2 cases, the regional cooperation between the countries of the Western Balkans in the investigation and prosecution of war crimes and the strategy for the prosecution of war crimes in Croatia.
Brammertz will also discuss cooperation between Croatia and the ICTY and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT).
Pursuant to UNSC Resolutions 1503 (from 2003) and 1534 (from 2004) the prosecutor has a duty to report to the UNSC every six months about the current progress towards the implementation of the Tribunal’s Completion Strategy.
The reports have been provided on a regular basis since May 2004. Prosecutor Brammertz will present his next report to the UNSC in June, the ICTY said.