ICTY transfers first case to Croatia

ICTY transfers first case to Croatia

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] on Tuesday transferred its case against Rahim Ademi and Mirko Norac [ICTY case backgrounder] to Croatia, marking the first time a case involving persons already indicted by the ICTY has been transferred to the country. In 2004, ICTY prosecutors charged [PDF indictment; JURIST report] Ademi and Norac, both former officials in the Croatian army, with two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of violations of the laws or customs of war. The charges relate to crimes the two allegedly committed while leading an attack during the Medak Pocket operation in September, 1993. Read the ICTY press release.