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Legal News
4 days ago
by Taylor Gillan

Judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday accused Belgrade of not cooperating in their efforts to arrest three suspects charged with witness tampering. The UN tribunal issued arrest warrants for the three men, Petar Jojic, Vjerica Radeta and Jovo Ostojic, last January … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2016
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic was indicted Friday for war crimes committed during Croatia's war of independence. Vasilikovic was indicted in Croatia six months after being extradited from Australia. The 61-year-old holds [ABC report] dual Serbian-Australian citizenship. Vasiljkovic is accused of torturing and killing captured members of the … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2016
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A federal court in Ohio on Tuesday sentenced [press release] Serbian refugee Slobodan Mutic to two years in prison for lying on immigration forms about his participation in ethnic cleansing and genocide in the former Yugoslavia. A spokesperson for the Cleveland District Attorney's Office said that Mutic will be … [read more]


Legal News
15 Dec 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday ordered a retrial [judgment summary, PDF; press release] for two senior Serbian officials acquitted of war crimes during the 1990s Balkans conflict. Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović were acquitted [JURIST report] in 2013 … [read more]


Legal News
10 Dec 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Thursday initiated an infringement action [press release] against Hungary's new asylum law and the country's response to the refugee situation. Hungary recently erected a fence along its border to keep migrants from crossing into the country. The government has also rejected and fought … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslav (ICTY) [official website] publicly announced [press release] on Tuesday confidential charges and arrest warrants [order, PDF] for contempt of court against three people involved in the Vojislav Šešelj trial [ICTY case materials]. Petar Jojić, Jovo Ostojić and Vjerica Radeta, two defense lawyers … [read more]


Academic Commentary
18 Nov 2015
by Larry Eaker of American University of Paris
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker, former Professor at the American University of Paris, discusses the European Union's Immigration and Asylum Policy ... "The challenge to the European project today is existential. The refugee crisis has brought that to light. What was unimaginable before now becomes imaginable, namely the disintegration of … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested three men [press release, in Bosnian] suspected of committing war crimes during the 1990s. Sarajevo lawyer Ibro Merkez and Gorazde police commissioner Esef Huric are alleged [Balkan Insight report] to have illegally detained and imprisoned 100 Serbs in the city of Gorazde at the … [read more]


Student Commentary
9 Nov 2015
by Ewelina Kemp of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Ewelina Kemp of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the recent developments of Patent Law in the European Union... Fall 2015 appears to be a prominent time for European Patent Law. On September 30, 2015 Italy formally became the twenty sixth EU state member involved … [read more]


Legal News
24 Oct 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on [HRW report] the European Union (EU) and Western Balkans states [official websites] to focus on remedying what it characterizes as deplorable conditions for asylum-seekers in Europe. With hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa, Europe … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of war crimes he allegedly committed against prisoners of war in 1992. Prosecutors charged [JURIST report] Oric in August for his alleged involvement in the killing of three Bosnian Serb prisoners of war in … [read more]


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]


Academic Commentary
28 Sep 2015
by Karla McKanders of University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law discusses the European refugee crisis... "They are people in genuine need of our protection. There is no wall you would not climb, no sea you would not cross if you are fleeing violence and terror. I … [read more]


Legal News
26 Sep 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday announced that the flow of refugees into Europe shows no signs of easing or stopping, as approximately 8,000 refugees a day seek to enter Europe. Amin Awad, the regional refugee coordinator for then UNHCR stated that … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor [official website] on Thursday indicted eight former policemen suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The suspects are charged with war crimes [Balkan Insight report] for participating in the killing of civilians in a Kravica … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website, in Bosnian] on Tuesday announced the arrest [press release, in Bosnian] of four individuals who are linked to war crimes committed during the nation's conflict in the early 1990s. Investigations have revealed that the four men are former senior members … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2015
by William Helbling

Serbian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric [JURIST news archive] with war crimes against prisoners of war in 1992. Oric is accused of involvment in the killing of three Bosnian Serb prisoners of war in the villages of Zalazje, Kunjerac and Lolici. It is reported [Balkan … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Serbia on Saturday reportedly asked [AP report] Russia to veto a British UN Security Council [official website] resolution that would call the incident during the Bosnian War in which 8000 Muslim men were murdered genocide. Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin [BBC profile] … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Romania's Superior Magistrates' Council [official webcite] on Monday rejected 22 proposals that would have made it harder to fight top-level corruption. The proposals, developed by the governing Social Democratic Party [party website, in Romanian], would have changed the law to make it harder to arrest lawmakers for corruption-related offenses … [read more]

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