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Academic Commentary
7 Feb 2015
by Gregory Gordon of Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on international criminal law and transitional justice...The ongoing seven-year debacle that is the trial … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jan 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday upheld genocide convictions [judgment, PDF] for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [JURIST news archive]. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY … [read more]


Academic Commentary
27 Jan 2015
by Paul Williams of American University

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 conflicts...On December 16, 2014, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina indicted Dragomir … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2014
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] A group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday warned against the possible release of convicted war criminal Milorad Trbic [press release] following the reversal of his sentence [text] by the Bosnian Constitutional Court [official website]. Trbic was convicted in 2009 of committing genocide in Srebrenica [BBC backgrounder] … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2014
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Bosnian police on Monday arrested [press release, in Serbian] 12 men suspected of war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive]. The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] stated that these individuals allegedly violated Article 172 of the Criminal Code [text, PDF], committing crimes … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday retired to consider their verdicts in the trial of Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Prosecutors delivered their closing arguments [JURIST report, video] last month. Karadzic is charged [ICTY … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday insisted upon his innocence during closing remarks at his genocide trial at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. Karadzic, who is charged [ICTY case summary, PDF] with genocide, crimes … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Prosecutors called former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile] a liar on Monday during closing remarks at his genocide trial at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. Karadzic is charged [ICTY case summary, PDF; JURIST news archive] with genocide, crimes against … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began his defense case before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday with testimony of Mile Sladoje, a former Serb army officer who claimed that he was never ordered to shoot … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2014
by Stephen Adelgren

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] determined [press release] during a session on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to uphold charges on two counts of genocide against Ratko Mladic, [BBC profile] the former Bosnian Serb general, for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] French police on Friday arrested Radomir Susnjar [Bosnia Times backgrounder], a Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of killing 59 Muslim civilians during the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive]. Susnjar is suspected of involvement in the July 1992 killings in the town of Visegrad, where 59 civilians were locked … [read more]


Professional Commentary
19 Mar 2014
by Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch

JURIST Guest Columnist Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch makes the case for why the US should publicly support a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court...Recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that President Barack Obama had asked his top aides for new policy … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, refused to testify on Tuesday at the trial of Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile], which is ongoing at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. The ICTY had granted Karadzic's motion … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2013
by Amy Mathieu

[JURIST] The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday granted [text, PDF] a motion by Radovan Karadzic [BBC profile] to subpoena Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war, to testify at his trial where he has been … [read more]


Features
29 Nov 2013

The ICTY delivered [PDF] its first indictment ever against Dragan Nikolic, the director of the Serb-run Susica Detention Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1994. He was accused of committing crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence and torture. After he pleaded guilty in September 2003, his sentence was later … [read more]


Legal News
19 Nov 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) state war crimes court [official website] on Tuesday released 10 prisoners connected to war crimes committed during the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive] following a ruling [press relase, PDF] by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website]. Six of these individuals … [read more]


Student Commentary
3 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Leslie Esbrook, Yale Law School Class of 2015, shows how the current international framework applies to recent international conflicts...Human Rights Watch released a report documenting war crimes committed by Syrian rebels on August 4 and urged the Security Council to refer the rebel groups to the International … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] A US magistrate judge on Monday certified [opinion, PDF] the extradition of former Bosnian prison guard Almaz Nezirovic to his native country to face war-crimes charges. Judge Robert Ballou, presiding over the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia [official website], found sufficient evidence [AP report] in … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] 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 [JURIST report] by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] for the persecution, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] on Wednesday sentenced [press release] Goran Saric, a former police chief, to 14 years for crimes against humanity. His charges [case backgrounder] specifically involved detention, forced transfer and murder of civilian Bosniak population of Sarajevo's Centar municipality between June and July … [read more]

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