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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
13 Aug 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] German federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged [press release, in German] Zdravko Musac, former head of the Yugoslavia secret service, with complicity in the 1983 murder of expatriate Yugoslav political dissident Stjepan Durekovic near Munich. Musac, now 72 years old, was extradited [Reuters report] to Germany from Croatia in April … [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]


Legal News
4 Dec 2012
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF] the life sentence Milan Lukic, a Bosnian Serb commander who was sentenced to life in prison for crimes that include burning more than 100 people alive during the 1992 Bosnian War. Lukic was … [read more]


Legal News
29 Nov 2012
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday acquitted [press release] former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders Ramush Haradinaj [JURIST op-ed], Idriz Balaj, and Laji Brahimaj of all charges. Haradinaj was a commander of the KLA in the Dukagjin area … [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
25 Jan 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] A court in Montenegro on Wednesday sentenced four former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) soldiers to up to four years in prison for war crimes committed during the Croatian conflict. In a retrial of a 2010 case, the court found the four defendants guilty of torturing prisoners [RFE/RL report] at … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Wednesday extended the terms for prosecutors from the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR) [official websites] until December 31, 2014. In unanimously adopting resolutions 2006 and 2007 [press releases], the Security Council extended the terms of prosecutors … [read more]


Legal News
6 Sep 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday convicted [judgment, PDF] ex-Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic [ICTY profile, PDF; JURIST news archive] for crimes against humanity and war crimes [press release], committed during the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, sentencing him to 27 years … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday found former Croatian Colonel General Ante Gotovina [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] guilty [judgment summary, PDF; materials] of several counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes for his involvement in the 1995 Operation Storm [BBC … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2011
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] UN prosecutors on Tuesday demanded that ex-Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic [ICTY profile, PDF] receive a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Perisic is on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], charged [indictment, PDF] with eight counts of crimes … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] The trial of former Yugoslav army chief of staff and general Momcilo Perisic began [ICTY press release] Thursday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] at The Hague. The trial was scheduled to commence Wednesday but was postponed [JURIST report] due to a procedural … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The trial of former Yugoslav army chief of staff and general Momcilo Perisic [ICTY case information sheet; Trial Watch backgrounder], was delayed indefinitely [press release] Wednesday as there was a procedural glitch in the naming of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website]. Perisic … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2005
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Former Yugoslav army general Momcilo Perisic arrived in The Hague Monday as anticipated [JURIST report] to surrender to officials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Perisic has been charged with eight counts of crimes against humanity and five counts of war crimes. Also Monday, the ICTY … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2005
by Christina Gheen

[JURIST] Momcilo Perisic, a former general and chief of staff of the Yugoslav army under Slobodan Milosevic and later a Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia who pressed for co-operation with international war crimes prosecutors [2001 Serbian government press release], has decided to turn himself in to the International Criminal Tribunal … [read more]

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