On 21 November 1995, at a press conference held at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, in the United States, US negotiators Richard Holbrooke and Christopher Hill comment on the negotiations which seek to put an end to the war raging in the former Yugoslavia since 1992.
On 23 January 1996, in a statement to the European Commission for Democracy through Law, Helmut Steinberger, Independent Adviser to the Delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the application of the Dayton Agreements and Member of the Council of Europe's Venice Commission, evaluates the organisation and operation of the new Bosnian State made up of two territorial entities: the Muslim-Croat Federation and the Serb Republic.
On 15 October 1996, on behalf of the Defence Committee of the Assembly of Western European Union (WEU), the Dutchman Jan Dirk Blaauw submits a report on the role of Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina and outlines the tasks of the Implementation Force (IFOR) in connection with the application of the Dayton Peace Accords.
In anticipation of the expiry of the mandate of the Implementation Force (IFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the North Atlantic Council, at its Ministerial Session held on 10 December 1996, welcomes the work of IFOR and decides to replace it with the Stabilisation Force (SFOR).
‘The hunt is on’. In 1997, cartoonist Fritz Behrendt emphasises the efforts of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to arrest Radovan Karadžic (on the right), leader of the Bosnian Serbs, accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and Ratko Mladic (on the left), Bosnian Serb Army Chief of Staff, accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war.