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Legal News
8 Oct 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Transparency International [advocacy website] and the UNCAC Coalition [official website] on Thursday urged [press release] the Mongolian parliament [official website] to veto a new bill that contains provisions granting amnesty to individuals being investigated for corruption. They argue that the passage of this law would allow for 45 out … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Croatian Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the conviction and nine-year prison sentence of former prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive], ordering a new trial. Sanader was convicted in March 2014 of corruption after allegedly embezzling [AFP report] millions of euros in public funds. He was also ordered … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A Croatian court on Tuesday convicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive] of corruption and sentenced him to nine years in prison. The court also convicted [BBC report] the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) [party website, in Croatian] for siphoning funds from state-run companies. Sanader has been ordered … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] A Croatian court sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive] to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for corruption and war profiteering. Judge Ivan Turudic found Sanader guilty [AFP report] beyond a reasonable doubt and also ordered the former PM to pay a fine of €611,000 to … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Croatian prosecutors announced Saturday that they have charged former prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive] with embezzlement relating to a real estate deal that took place during his time in office. Sanader is accused of using government funds to purchase a building in the capital city of Zagreb … [read more]


Student Commentary
16 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Dora Rotar, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the seventh entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Rotar examines the political and legal challenges Croatia will face as … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty on Thursday to taking bribes worth €10 million from Hungarian energy group MOL in exchange for allowing MOL a dominant position in Croatia's oil and gas group INA [corporate websites]. Hernadi and MOL have also denied the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The corruption and war profiteering trial of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader proceeded in Zagreb on Thursday with Sanader pleading not guilty to charges that he accepted a bribe in 1995. Sanader stands accused [Reuters report] of corruption, abuse of power and fraud for taking nearly €4 million … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2011
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] The corruption trial of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was postponed Friday for health reasons. Sanader has suffered from coronary problems and is expected to undergo a medical examination [BBC report] in preparation for trial now scheduled to start next week. Sanader, who was elected to parliament after … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was indicted [press release, in Croatian] on Wednesday for corruption. The country's Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime (USKOK) [official website, in Croatian] alleges Sanader received a pay-off of more than 3.6 million kuna (nearly USD $695,000) from Austria's Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank [official … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] An Austrian court approved the extradition Monday of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader back to Croatia to face corruption charges. The court completed the paperwork allowing Sanader to be extradited [Telegraph report] back to Croatia. He will face charges of abuse of power, corruption and fraud for taking … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader on Monday dropped his appeal of a Zagreb extradition request, thereby compelling him to face corruption charges in Croatia. Sanader's lawyers said that the former prime minister dropped the appeal after media speculation suggesting the appeal process could tarnish Croatian accession [DW report] … [read more]


Legal News
9 May 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] The Salzburg Provincial Court ruled on Monday that the extradition of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader can proceed. Sanader was arrested by Austrian officials [JURIST report] in December on charges of abuse of power, corruption and fraud for taking nearly €4 million from public firms and state institutions … [read more]


Legal News
11 Dec 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] Croatian police on Friday arrested a former senior member of the nation's ruling party for alleged war crimes he committed against Serbian civilians in 1991 during the Serbo-Croatian war [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The arrest of former interior ministry official Tomislav Mercep comes just one day after Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy … [read more]


Legal News
11 Dec 2010
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was arrested in Austria on Friday pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Croatia. Sanader, who was elected to parliament after he stepped down from the prime minister position in 2009, stands accused of corruption, abuse of power and fraud for taking nearly … [read more]


Legal News
8 May 2009
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Croatian parliament member Branimir Glavas [TrialWatch backgrounder] was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison [Javno report] for the killing of Serbian civilians during the Croatian war of independence [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Glavas stood accused of ordering the torture and death of Croatian Serbs in the town of Osijek … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday increased the sentence [judgment, PDF; judgment summary, PDF] of Veselin Sljivancanin [BBC profile; ICTY materials] from five to 17 years. Sljivancanin was convicted of aiding and abetting the killings of over 200 … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2008
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] Croatia's recently appointed Justice Minister Ivan Simonovic [official profile, in Croatian] on Wednesday proposed [text, DOC, in Croatian] a set of legal reforms intended to combat the country's organized crime problem. In an address to the Croatian parliament [official website], Simonovic suggested establishing special courts to try organized crime … [read more]


Legal News
26 Nov 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] Croatian lawmaker Branimir Glavas [personal website; Trial Watch profile], charged with committing war crimes against Serbs during the 1991 Serbo-Croatian war [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], was re-elected to the Croatian parliament in Sunday's legislative elections, according to election results released Monday. Glavas was indicted [JURIST report] in April along with six … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2007
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] Prosecutors for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday appealed the sentences [JURIST report] imposed on war crimes convicts Mile Mrksic and Veselin Sljivancanin [BBC profiles; ICTY case backgrounder], who were convicted in connection with the killings of over 200 Croatian prisoners of … [read more]

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