Monday, June 18, 2007

And Then There Were Four

Vlastimir Djordjevic, who is wanted by the ICTY, was arrested yesterday in Montenegro and has been transferred to The Hague. See ICTY press release here. The arrest comes a little more than two weeks after another ICTY fugitive, Zdravko Tolimir, was arrested. Both arrests were made, evidently, with the assistance of Serbian authorities. Not coincidentally, the ICTY Chief Prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, is scheduled to deliver a report today to the UN Security Council on cooperation with the Court. The arrests also come as Serbia is renewing its efforts to gain membership to the EU and NATO. Both the EU and NATO have indicated that cooperation with the Court is key to continued talks. With these arrests, four ICTY fugitives remain at-large.