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The Dragomir Vasic Indictment: The Need for Post-Conflict Accountability
JURIST Guest Columnists Dr. Paul Williams and Kelly Brouse of American University, discuss the indictment of Dragomir Vasic by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and emphasize the necessity for accountability not only during, but also after armed co (More)
Europe rights court upholds conviction of Croatia war criminal
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld the conviction of former Croatian army commander Fred Margus on Wednesday. Margus challenged his 2007 conviction [Jutarnjilist report] for war crimes against civilians during the 1990s Yugoslav wars (More)
Dutch police arrest Balkans war crimes suspect
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 Netherlan (More)
Croatia accuses Serbia of genocide before international court
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 br (More)
Convicted Serbian war criminals receive reduced sentences
The appeals chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday upheld the criminal convictions of four Serbian senior officials stemming from the Bosnian Civil War , while reducing the sentences for three (More)
Former head of Bosnian Serb parliament released from prison
Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive], the former speaker for the Bosnian Serb parliament, returned to Bosnia Friday after being released from prison. Krajisnik, arrested in 2000, was convicted in 2006 by the International Crimina (More)
ICTY grants early release to former head of the Bosnian Serb parliament
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday, granted early release to Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials, JURIST news archive], the former head of the Bosnian Serb parliament who was convicted in 2006 of the per (More)
ICTY denies former Serb parliament speaker's request for early release
The International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday rejected a third request for early release for former Bosnian Serb parliament speaker Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive]. Krajisnik was convicted i (More)
Mladic war crimes trial resumes with witness testimony
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday resumed the trial of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY case materials; JURIST news archive]. The court reopened the trial with the testimony of witn (More)
France court awards Bosnia civil war victims damages for injuries
A French court on Monday awarded a Bosnian family 200,000 euros (USD $280,000) for wartime abuses committed by former Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Biljana Plavsic . In an unprecedented civil decision, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of (More)