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30 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Croatia's parliament on Friday passed a law that grants compensation to victims of rape during the country's war of independence from Yugoslavia more than 20 years ago. Despite its lateness, the move has been hailed as an important step [AP report] in recovering from the damage of the 1991-1995 … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A Belgrade court on Friday ordered a 30-day detention of eight Serbian suspects in connection with the 1995 Srebenica massacre [BBC backgrounder], in which some 8,000 Serbian Muslim men and boys were killed in a single town. The Belgrade Higher Court said the suspects must remain in jail due … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Serbian war crimes prosecutors said Tuesday that five people have been charged [press release, PDF] with committing a wartime massacre during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s, with 10 more still under investigation in Bosnia. The massacre occurred in 1993, when the five allegedly abducted 20 people from a … [read more]


Legal News
26 Feb 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a district court's ruling that former Bosnian guard Almaz Nezirovic is subject to extradition to his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), after allegations that Nezirovic is responsible for war-crimes committed during … [read more]


Legal News
6 Feb 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Thursday that Croatia will block Serbia from joining the EU unless it changes a 2003 law [text, PDF] allowing Belgrade to prosecute Croatians for war crimes committed against Serbs in Croatia. The law would allow Serbia to have universal jurisdiction for the prosecution … [read more]


Legal News
3 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against one another's citizens during the 1990s wars that erupted after the division of Yugoslavia. Croatia had accused Serbia of committing genocide against native and ethic Croats, and in a … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] The war crimes court for Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website, in Bosnian] on Friday convicted a former paramilitary unit commander from Montenegro on multiple counts of murder, torture, rape and looting committed during the the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1995) and sentenced him to 45 years of … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The war crimes court [official website] of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Friday sentenced a former Bosnian Serb police officer to 20 years in prison for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. 42-year-old Bozidar Kuvelja was found to have been actively involved in … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2012
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] An independent UN rights expert on Monday urged justice [press release] for victims of domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) [OHCHR profile], saying high rates of violence can largely be attributed to war-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, addiction and poverty. The report was offered by UN Special Rapporteur on … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] called Wednesday for reparations and greater recognition for the victims of sexual violence during [press release] the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive]. The briefing paper [text, PDF] calls on the Republika Srpska (RS) [official website] to recognize that widespread sexual violence occurred during … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The war crimes court [official website] of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Wednesday acquitted [press release] two Serbian defendants of involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Dragan Neskovic and Zoran Ilic were charged with crimes against humanity for their role in the massacre at … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Israel [official website, in Hebrew] is expected to hear an appeal Monday by a suspected Bosnian war criminal who was ordered to be extradited [JURIST report] to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to stand trial for crimes committed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST … [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]


Legal News
15 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) war crimes court [official website] on Friday sentenced [text, PDF] four former Bosnian Serb soldiers [case materials, in Croatian] for their involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Franc Kos, Stanko Kojic, Vlastimir Golijan and Zoran Goronja were found guilty … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told a Montenegrin state television station Friday that he does not think that the 1995 Srebrenica Masscre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] was genocide. The Srebrenica massacre took place during the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive] and resulted in the death of more than … [read more]


Legal News
26 May 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] US resident Dejan Radojkovic was deported to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Thursday in order to face charges related to his actions as a police commander in Srebrenica during the Bosnian Civil War [JURIST news archive] in 1995. Radojkovic is accused of rounding up more than 200 Bonian-Muslims who … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) war crimes court [official website] ruled [materials] on Thursday that two former Bosnian Serb police officers were guilty of aiding and abetting genocide. The court convicted Dusko Jevic and Mendeljev Djuric for taking part in the killing of 1,000 Muslim men during the 1995 … [read more]

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