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Federal appeals court affirms possible extradition of former Bosnian prison guard
February 26, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court's ruling that former Bosnian guard Almaz Nezirovic is subject to extradition to his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), after allegations that Nezirovic is responsible for war-crimes committed during the....... [more]

Seselj's Provisional Release: Hate Speech, International Criminal Procedure and Transitional Justice
February 7, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on international criminal law and transitional justice...Th....... [more]

Hungary ruling party: stricter immigration policy needed
February 6, 2015
Hungary's ruling party declared Friday that the country must pass legislation to tighten the border and prevent migrants from abusing the EU's political asylum laws. Antal Rogan, leader of the Fidesz party parliamentary group, noted that in January alone, around 14,000 migrants applied for political....... [more]

Croatia to block Serbia from joining EU over war crimes law
February 6, 2015
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Thursday that Croatia will block Serbia from joining the EU unless it changes a 2003 law allowing Belgrade to prosecute Croatians for war crimes committed against Serbs in Croatia. The law would allow Serbia to have universal jurisdiction for the prosecut....... [more]

ICJ rules Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide
February 3, 2015
The International Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against one another's citizens during the 1990s wars that erupted after the division of Yugoslavia. Croatia had accused Serbia of committing genocide against native and ethic Croats, and in a counter-cla....... [more]

ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide convictions
January 31, 2015
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday upheld genocide convictions for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicted seven se....... [more]

Yugoslav war crimes tribunal refuses to revoke release of Serb nationalist
January 14, 2015
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday denied a request from the ICTY prosecutor's office to revoke the provisional release of a Serb nationalist who was granted a temporary release from ICTY custody in November for health concerns. Vojislav Seselj....... [more]

Police in Serbia and Bosnia arrest 15 individuals for role in Balkan war massacre
December 5, 2014
Police in Bosnia and Serbia, as part of a joint investigation and operation, arrested 15 individuals Friday accused of perpetrating the massacre of 19 unarmed men during the height of the Balkan conflict. The men are accused of orchestrating the 1993 Strpci massacre where Bosnian Serb militiamen rem....... [more]

Bosnia police arrest 12 suspected of war crimes
November 17, 2014
Bosnian police on Monday arrested 12 men suspected of war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil War. The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina stated that these individuals allegedly violated Article 172 of the Criminal Code, committing crimes against humanity. They are charged with murd....... [more]

Serb nationalist released from ICTY custody for health reasons
November 12, 2014
Vojislav Seselj returned home to Serbia on Wednesday, following his temporary release from prison. The Serbian far-right ultranationalist leader has been in custody at The Hague since 2003, after he was accused of war crimes and recruiting paramilitary forces during the 1990s Balkan conflicts. UN pr....... [more]

Serbia war criminals must not escape justice: Amnesty
November 4, 2014
Perpetrators of war crimes in Serbia must not escape justice, Amnesty International (AI) said Tuesday. The statement came as the group published a Serbian version of a report, originally published in June, which "analyses the problems within the prosecutorial and judicial system in Serbia," as wel....... [more]




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