From remarks by State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin in Washington yesterday:

Under authority provided by the Congress, Secretary Albright is pleased to announce today a war criminals rewards program for the former Yugoslavia. The United States is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of persons indicted for serious violations of international humanitarian law by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia or for information leading to their transfer to or conviction by the tribunal. Any person providing such information may be eligible for a reward of up to $5 million. Anyone who has information, particularly information on the location of an indictee in any country, should contact the nearest U.S. embassy immediately. They may also call 1-800-HEROES1, or they may contact the U.S. Department of State Web site at All information and leads provided to the U.S. government will be treated in the strictest confidence. U.S. and foreign government officials who, while in the performance of their duty, furnish relevant information would not be eligible for reward.

We are a leading promoter and proponent of justice and the rule of law in the former Yugoslavia. This program is intended to increase the prospects that indictees who are currently at large will be transferred to the custody of the tribunal for trial. This program applies to persons indicted by the tribunal or who may be indicted in the future for war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.