A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Bosnia PM to form war crimes commission

[JURIST] In a reversal of his position from only a day earlier, Bosnian Prime Minister Adnan Terzic [BBC profile] announced Thursday that he would form a commission to probe war crimes carried out in the current capital city of Sarajevo [official website] during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. Terzic, who has been pushing Bosnia toward greater integration with Europe, plans to balance the investigation by including both Serb and Muslim leaders who controlled areas of the city.

Thousands of Sarejevo's residents died as a result of the conflict [BBC backgrounder]. Though most were killed in the military bombardment, some were captured and killed by paramilitary forces [JURIST report]. VOA has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.