December 28, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The citizens of the Republic of Croatia voted in the nation's presidential election on Sunday. The first-round of voting ended in a runoff between the incumbent, Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, an ex-ambassador and most recently NATO's Assistant Secretary General ...[read more]
August 13, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
German federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Zdravko Musac, former head of the Yugoslavia secret service, with complicity in the 1983 murder of expatriate Yugoslav political dissident Stjepan Durekovic near Munich. Musac, now 72 years old, was extradited to Germany from Croatia in April for ...[read more]
May 29, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld the conviction of former Croatian army commander Fred Margus on Wednesday. Margus challenged his 2007 conviction for war crimes against civilians during the 1990s Yugoslav wars. Charges initially brought against Margus were terminated in 1997 under ...[read more]
March 30, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Dutch public prosecutor announced on Friday that police have arrested a man suspected of war crimes during the 1990s Yugoslav wars after a request for his extradition from Croatia. Milutin Graic, 41, was living in Roosendaal, near the Netherlands' border with Belgium. Graic is accused of being ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Croatian court on Tuesday convicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader of corruption and sentenced him to nine years in prison. The court also convicted the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) for siphoning funds from state-run companies. Sanader has been ordered to return nearly USD $2.8 million, ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Croatia said Monday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that acts of violence committed by Serbia in the 1990s constituted genocide under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention was breached, Croatia argues, when forces from the former... ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate ...[read more]
January 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Supreme Court of Croatia on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that former Yugoslav secret service official Josip Perkovic could be extradited to Germany where he has been implicated in the 1983 murder of a Yugoslav dissident. Perkovic, who helped create Croatia's Security and Intelligence ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Tina Orsolic Dalessio of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law argues that while the passage of a Croatia constitutional referendum defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman breaks with the liberal trend of other EU members, it was made possible by Croatia's ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Croatian court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a communist-era intelligence chief who is wanted in Germany for the killing of a Yugoslav dissident in the 1980s. Former intelligence chief Josip Perkovic was arrested on January 1 as Croatia acted to comply with EU extradition law. ...[read more]

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