Professor Dermot Groome leads Mladic prosecution
June 4, 2011
Dermot Groome, visiting professor of law at Penn State Law, will lead the prosecution in the trial of Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Mladic has been in hiding for 16 years and now faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys and for the 43-month siege of Sarajevo in which 12,000 were killed.
Professor Groome, a legal scholar with extensive prosecutorial, investigative, and international experience is a senior trial attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Professor Groome was responsible for the Bosnian indictment against Slobodan Milosevic, and for the prosecution of Milan Lukic and Jovica Stanisic, the head of the State Security Service in Serbia.
This summer Ken Charette '12 and Sara Hart '12 are public interest fellows at the ICTY. Charette is working in one of the trial chambers, and Hart is working on the Mladic case under Groome’s mentorship.