November 17, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Bosnian police on Monday arrested 12 men suspected of war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil War. The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina stated that these individuals allegedly violated Article 172 of the Criminal Code, committing crimes against humanity. They are charged with ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened in the Hague District Court on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
French police on Friday arrested Radomir Susnjar, a Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of killing 59 Muslim civilians during the Bosnian Civil War. Susnjar is suspected of involvement in the July 1992 killings in the town of Visegrad, where 59 civilians were locked in a building that was... ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
On Thursday the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) rejected a request by prosecutors to re-arrest nine individuals convicted of war crimes. The court ruled that since Bosnian law does not contain provisions for the re-arrest of someone already convicted of a crime, the European Convention on ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Sarah Steers
The ICTY delivered its first indictment ever against Dragan Nikolic, the director of the Serb-run Susica Detention Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1994. He was accused of committing crimes against non-Serbs, including sexual violence and torture. After he pleaded guilty in September ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) state war crimes court on Tuesday released 10 prisoners connected to war crimes committed during the Bosnian Civil War following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Six of these individuals were convicted of genocide for their roles in the ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced on Thursday that police have arrested eight men suspected of committing war crimes during the Bosnian Civil War. The eight Serb men were arrested in Rogatica, the city in which the suspects are accused of taking part in looting, ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday reopened criminal proceedings for a man convicted of war crimes in 2006, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in July that his rights were violated. Abduladhim Maktouf, an Iraqi-born Islamic militant, was convicted of war crimes and ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday sentenced Goran Saric, a former police chief, to 14 years for crimes against humanity. His charges specifically involved detention, forced transfer and murder of civilian Bosniak population of Sarajevo's Centar municipality between June and July ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 29, 2008, the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina sentenced its first war crimes suspects from Yugoslavia's violent ethnic conflicts of the 1990s, convicting seven of genocide for their involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica prison camp. The war crimes Court of Bosnia and ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.