The Government believe that the arrest and transfer of Radovan Karadzic was a significant step forward in Serbia's co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz visited Belgrade from 10-
In itself, the arrest of Karadzic does not equate to 'full co-operation'. In our view, evidence of full co-operation would be a period of committed and sustained activity by the Serbian Government, demonstrating hundred per cent. effort and political will. Co-operation with the Tribunal covers efforts in a range of areas including: tackling support networks; in meeting requests for documents; in allowing access to archives; in ensuring protection of witnesses; as well as in locating and transferring the two remaining indictees, Goran Hadzic and Ratko Mladic.
Our assessment is that the Serbian Government are working actively to ensure the transfer of the remaining indictees, including Ratko Mladic, to The Hague. We call upon them to make every effort to ensure that transfer takes place as soon as possible.