Judge Carmel A. Agius, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), paid a courtesy visit today to the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx.
Judge Agius had previously visited Eurojust during the first EU Day Against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes: EU is not a safe haven for perpetrators of atrocious crimes.
The ICTY was established in 1993 by the United Nations to deal with war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. It is based in The Hague.
Judge Agius became President of the ICTY in 2015 and has been a member of the ICTY since 2001. From 2010, he served as a Judge of the Appeals Chamber of both the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In 2011, he became the Vice President of the ICTY.
During his tenure at the ICTY, Judge Agius presided over the trial cases of Prosecutor v. Radoslav Brđanin, Prosecutor v. Naser Orić, and Prosecutor v. Vujadin Popović et al. He is currently presiding over the ICTY appeal cases of Prosecutor v Mićo Stanišić & Stojan Župljanin, and Prosecutor v Jadranko Prlić et al.
First EU Day Against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes: EU is not a safe haven for perpetrators of atrocious crimes