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Legal News
2 Jun 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Four former Serbian secret service agents pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Monday relating to the 1999 slaying of journalist Slavko Curuvija [b92 report]. Curuvija, an outspoken critic of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic [Telegraph profile], was shot and killed outside his apartment in an assassination planned by … [read more]


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]


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
14 Jan 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing [AP report] of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of the journalist outside … [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]


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]


Academic Commentary
13 Sep 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Enver Hasani of the University of Prishtina in Kosovo, argues that regime change in Syria will represent a profound geopolitical shift...In the past two years we have grown accustomed to the violence in Syria. However, the latest reaction of the Western world towards the massive poisoning of … [read more]


Legal News
31 May 2013
by Endia Vereen

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted [press release; judgment summary, PDF] two former Serbian secret police officials Thursday for their involvement in war crimes during the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive]. The court found that the prosecution failed to establish beyond a reasonable doubt … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday overturned [text, PDF; press release] the convictions of ex-Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic [ICTY profile, PDF; JURIST news archive] for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. … [read more]


Professional Commentary
24 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Dicker and Elizabeth Evenson of the Human Rights Watch argue that the efficacy of the International Criminal Court depends upon international efforts to apprehend criminals...The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been in business for a decade and faces plenty of hurdles in delivering justice for the … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Ex-Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic [ICTY profile, PDF; JURIST news archive] began his appeal [redacted brief, PDF] before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday in an attempt to overturn his conviction [JURIST report] on crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] announced Friday that former Serb official Mile Mrksic has been transferred to a Portuguese prison [press release] to serve his 20-year sentence for war crimes. Mrksic was convicted of war crimes [JURIST report] in 2007 for his involvement … [read more]


Legal News
14 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A cousin of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday received a suspended sentence of one year in prison for hiding the accused war criminal in his house for five years before Mladic was arrested in 2011. Branislav Mladic hid his cousin … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A cousin of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder; JURIST news archive] has admitted that he hid the accused war criminal in his house for five years, according to a local news agency. Branislav Mladic stated [Vecernji Novosti, report in Serbian] that he nursed his cousin … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] said Friday that the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY case materials; JURIST news archive] will resume Monday after being postponed for health reasons. The presiding judge Alphons Orie said [AP report] … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday postponed the trial of former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder; JURIST news archive] due to his health problems. Thursday's trial came to an abrupt end [Reuters report] when Mladic complained that he did … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Stuart Ford of the John Marshall Law School says that although the International Criminal Court has encountered numerous obstacles during the first ten years of its existence, its reputation will ultimately be decided over a longer period of time...The International Criminal Court (ICC) is now ten years … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Prosecutors in the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj [materials; BBC profile], a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] commander and the former prime minister of Kosovo, on Monday asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] to give him a sentence of at least 20 years. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] police on Thursday arrested two former Bosnian Serb soldiers accused of involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Ostoja Stanisic and Marko Milosevic were detained [WP report] near the eastern town of Zvornik, according to the … [read more]


Student Commentary
11 Jun 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ivan Milosevic, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the eleventh entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He dissects the history of the former Yugoslavia … [read more]

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