Glyn Morgan

glyn morgan gestures as he speaks

In this excerpt from his oral history for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project , Glyn Morgan, former intelligence analyst at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, discusses the importance of small details in building cases in the Office of the Prosecutor. (3:27)

Interview conducted 25 May 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands, by David P. Briand and Linda Carter.


Interview Content

In this interview, Glyn Morgan reminisces about his application to and initial work for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); serving a search warrant at Krajina corps (Bosnian-Serb army unit) headquarters with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR); his work with the military analysis team in the early days of the tribunal; the camaraderie and social interaction between tribunal offices and nationalities; his visit to the European Commission Monitoring Mission (ECMM) archives; his first field mission in the former Yugoslavia; the exhumation of mass graves and victim identification after NATO occupation; and the celebration after the arrest of Slobodan Miloševic.

He discusses the development of the process for investigating war crimes on a large scale; the integration of civil law and common law experiences into the ICTY processes; the creation of an analytical approach to investigating command responsibility; the process of obtaining intelligence from various sources; admissibility concessions for intelligence from nongovernmental organizations and other neutral sources; and the ICTY's effectiveness as an accountability mechanism.

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Biographical Information

Glyn Morgan joined the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1995 on secondment from the UK Foreign Ministry, where he established the "Serb warring factions" desk within the Military Analysis Team in the Investigations Department. Three years later, he became the senior intelligence analyst in the Bosnian-Serb Leadership case, coordinating the intelligence relating to President Radovan Karadzić and Gen. Ratko Mladić. He also provided intelligence consultancy to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He currently works as an independent consultant, helping emerging and post-conflict societies and countries to establish war crimes accountability and criminal intelligence capacity, and provides analysis training for the Institute for International Criminal Investigations.