Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met on Thursday with Chief Prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal (ICTY) Serge Brammertz.

Brammertz is on a visit to Belgrade as part of preparations for a regular six-month report to be submitted to the UN Security Council in December, the Serbian government announced.

Brammertz “told the prime minister that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will working at the end of the year and that the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Mechanism will take over the remaining tasks of the Prosecutor’s Office” and “stressed that despite the closure of the court it is necessary to continue the continuity of the work of the court and implementation of justice for war crimes victims in the former Yugoslavia, adding that submitting six-month reports to the UN Security Council will continue.”

Brnabic “reiterated that Serbia is committed to reforming society and reconciliation in the region, and to continue cooperation to prosecute war crimes, but that it believes that the International Criminal Tribunal did not contribute to the reconciliation of countries in the region and the objective prosecution of war crimes, regardless of nationality.”

She also “expressed her concern about the treatment of Serb prisoners and asked for greater transparency when it comes to health documentation.”

At the meeting, it was pointed out that the implementation of Chapter 23 and the consistent implementation of the National War Crimes Strategy is of great importance for Serbia.

Earlier in the day, Brnabic also met with ICTY’s president.