On February 23, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Vlastimir Djordjevic for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Djordjevic, a former Serbian police official, was arrested in June 2007 and was formally indicted in July 2008. Djordjevic was sentenced [PDF] to 27 years in prison for his participation in racial persecution as a violation of the laws or customs of war under Article 3 and 5 of the Statute of the ICTY [PDF]. The ICTY has pursued other leaders as well for their connection to the Kosovo conflict. Some of those convicted include former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic and former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Learn more about the ICTY and the laws governing war crimes from the JURIST news archive.
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