Rasim Ljajic says there has not been any formal request to the government to send guarantees to the Hague Tribunal to release Ratko Mladic to home treatment.
The Serbian cabinet minister, who also heads the National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal, however, added that this is the competence of the Ministry of Justice, “which will certainly make an appropriate decision.”
“In principle, the government, in all previous cases, whoever it was about, gave guarantees either for temporary release until the beginning of the trial, or for release for medical treatment,” he said.
“In extremely rare cases and situations, the Hague responded positively when we speak about the requirements and reasons for treatment, since they consider the Dutch health system to be sufficiently competent and equipped to provide adequate health care,” Ljajic said.
“Therefore, expectations should not be too high from such requests, since the chances of their realization are almost reduced to a minimum,” he continued.
Ljajic concluded by saying that the state will “always give guarantees, but such guarantees are limited because the tribunal is deciding, not Serbia.”