March 14, 2011
by Ann Riley
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. In an unprecedented civil decision, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris ordered Karadzic and Plavsic to compensate ...[read more]
October 27, 2009
by Sarah Miley
Former Bosnian Serb president Biljana Plavsic was released 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 ...[read more]
September 15, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Decision of the President on the Application for Pardon or Commutation of Sentence of Mrs. Biljana Plavsic, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, September 15, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on International Cr... ...[read more]
September 15, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced Tuesday that it has approved the release of former Bosnian president Biljana Plavsic. Her sentence was commuted after she served only two-thirds of her 11-year sentence for persecution. In giving the reasons for the ...[read more]
September 14, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday began the trial of former high ranking Bosnian Serb officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin. Stanisic, former Bosnian Serb interior minister, and Zupljanin, a former regional police chief, are charged with ...[read more]
October 25, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Bosnia's ambassador to the United Nations wants the Swedish government to free Biljana Plavsic 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 Yugoslavia (ICTY). A... ...[read more]
August 31, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
Prosecutors in the war crimes case against Momcilo Krajisnik, a former Bosnian Serb speaker of parliament and the right hand man to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, have called for a life sentence for Krajisnik due to the seriousness of his alleged crimes. The International Criminal ...[read more]
February 27, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 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 th... ...[read more]

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