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Monday, July 29, 2013

Bosnia war crimes court handed down first Srebrenica sentences

On July 29, 2008, the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina sentenced its first war crimes suspects from Yugoslavia's violent ethnic conflicts of the 1990s, convicting seven of genocide for their involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica prison camp. The war crimes Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 2005 to relieve the caseload of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and is organized under Bosnian law. Unlike the ICTY, the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina does not have a time limit. The courts, including the ICTY, continue to pursue cases related to the Bosnian Civil War.

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