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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
1 Sep 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive], the former speaker for the Bosnian Serb parliament, returned to Bosnia Friday after being released from prison. Krajisnik, arrested in 2000, was convicted in 2006 [JURIST report] by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] for the persecution, … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday, granted early release [opinion] to Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials, JURIST news archive], the former head of the Bosnian Serb parliament who was convicted in 2006 [case text] of the persecution, deportation and forcible transfer of civilians … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2012
by Endia Vereen

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday rejected [judgment, PDF] a third request for early release for former Bosnian Serb parliament speaker Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive]. Krajisnik was convicted [JURIST report] in 2006 of persecution, extermination, murder, deportation and inhumane … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] Bosnian war crimes victims on Thursday submitted evidence to the Prosecutors Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) [official website] accusing three former members of the Serbian Supreme Council of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian civil war [JURIST news archive]. Former Yugoslav presidents Zoran Lilic and Dobrica Cosic … [read more]


Legal News
14 Mar 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] A French court on Monday awarded a Bosnian family 200,000 euros (USD $280,000) for wartime abuses committed by former Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Biljana Plavsic [JURIST news archives]. In an unprecedented civil decision, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris [official website, in French] ordered Karadzic and … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday denied [decision, PDF] early release to former Bosnian Serb Assembly leader and convicted war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Krajisnik was sentenced [JURIST report] by the ICTY in 2006 to 27 years … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2009
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb president Biljana Plavsic [ICTY profile, PDF] was released [press release] from a Swedish prison on Tuesday after serving two-thirds of her sentence for war crimes committed between July 1991 and December 1992. Plavsic voluntarily surrendered herself to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2009
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [case materials; JURIST news archive] on Thursday announced his intention to boycott the opening of his war crimes trial, set to come before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday. Karadzic claims that the tribunal's schedule does not provide … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] announced Tuesday that it has approved [decision, PDF] the release of former Bosnian president Biljana Plavsic [ICTY materials; BBC profile]. Her sentence was commuted after she served only two-thirds of her 11-year sentence for persecution. In giving the … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday began the trial [press release] of former high ranking Bosnian Serb officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin [ICTY materials]. Stanisic, former Bosnian Serb interior minister, and Zupljanin, a former regional police chief, are charged [indictment, PDF] … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive] has been transferred to the UK to serve his 20-year prison sentence [press release], the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] announced Tuesday. Krajisnik was originally sentenced to 27 years in 2006, but his … [read more]


Legal News
17 Mar 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] The appellate chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday partially reversed the conviction and reduced the sentence [judgment summary, PDF; press release] of former Bosnian Serb parliamentary leader Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive] from 27 to 20 years. Krajisnik … [read more]


Legal News
25 Oct 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] Bosnia's ambassador to the United Nations wants the Swedish government to free Biljana Plavsic [BBC profile; ICTY case backgrounder] from the Hinseberg prison for women, where she has been serving an 11-year sentence as the only woman convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former … [read more]


Legal News
27 Sep 2006
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb parliamentary leader Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY backgrounder] was sentenced [press release; judgment, PDF] to 27 years' imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Wednesday for various war crimes related to his role in atrocities committed against Croats and Muslims during … [read more]


Legal News
31 Aug 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] Prosecutors in the war crimes case against Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY case backgrounder], a former Bosnian Serb speaker of parliament and the right hand man to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY case backgrounder; BBC profile], have called for a life sentence for Krajisnik due to the seriousness of … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] Thursday sentenced former Bosnian Serb President Bijlana Plavsic to 11 years in prison for what it described as "a crime of the utmost gravity, involving a campaign of ethnic separation which resulted in the death of thousands and the … [read more]

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