DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

30 October, 2010


The Court Dabatase of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is plagued by spelling mistakes and, in some cases, improper archiving of evidence. Here are few examples:

Example 1 (archive of evidence): A general search for "Srebrenica" (Exhibits) in "Zdravko Tolimir" case returns 267 documents. Some documents were improperly titled and archived. Consider this document, titled "BiH Army, 3rd Corps Command, Zenica -- Report on the situation in Srebrenica signed by Brigadier Sakib Mahmuljin, dated 16 July 1996 (English, 5 pages)":

Clicking on the above highlighted link will open completely different document, in this case entitled: "Anex A to the Joint Motion for Consideration of Plea Agreement Between Momir Nikolic and the Office of the Prosecutor -- Plea Agreement". Here is a Print Screen:

Example 2 (chronic spelling mistakes): The ICTY Court Database also suffers from spelling mistakes. On "page 1" of our search results for "Srebrenica" (Exhibits) in Tolimir case, we find 4 spelling mistakes in document titles. Here is a Print Screen of "Page 1 (first half)":

Here is a Print Screen of "Page 1 (second half)":

If we go to "Page 2", we find 4 more spelling mistakes:

Tip: Other pages also contain spelling errors. Go see for yourself http://icr.icty.org/.