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17 December 2007 by -

Read here the International Justice Tribune, No. 80

Table of content:

  • Trials in Peru: First legal blow against Fujimori
  • Rwanda: The mysterious arithmetic of the gacaca courts
  • War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo: “Assessment” series & Bosnia, the overachieving student

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29 March 2011 by -

Prosecutors at a UN tribunal  demanded life in prison Tuesday for ex-Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic, on  trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

"It is our request that your honours convict General Perisic for  all counts in the indictment and that you impose a sentence of life for the  commission of those offences," prosecutor Mark Harmon told judges at the  International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sitting in The  Hague.

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21 May 2011 by -

The Trial Chamber in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has ended a five-day site visit to several locations in Sarajevo and its surroundings.

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13 April 2011 by -

Bosnia's state prosecutor asked the justice ministry on Tuesday to seek the extradition of a former mayor of a southern Bosnian town arrested in Serbia for the 1991 shelling of Croatia's medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Bozidar Vucurevic is a Bosnian national investigated for the war crimes committed in Trebinje, a town near Dubrovnik, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

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06 September 2006 by -

On 1 September the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia sentenced Radislav Brjdanin, the former leader of the autonomous Serb region of Krajina in North-West Bosnia, to 32 years\' imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, but acquitted him of genocide. Brjdanin, 56, was accused of leading a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Croats and Bosnian Muslims. Although also acquitted of extermination, Brdjanin was found guilty of aiding and abetting persecutions against Muslims and Croat civilians of Bosnia.

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22 November 2004 by -

Almost ten years after Bosnian Serb forces massacred nearly eight thousand Bosnians in Srebrenica, their ghosts continue to prick the conscience of the powerful western countries in charge of protecting them under the UN banner. Civil actions have recently been filed in the Netherlands and France to try and gain recognition of collective responsibility and to claim compensation for victims. While one case is being brought against the UN in France, a turning point in the search for collective legal responsibility in the Netherlands has been reached.

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10 October 2005 by -

On 20 September, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) heard another request by the prosecutor to transfer the cases of two former Croatian army commanders to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two Croatians, Pasko Ljubici and Ivica Rajic, are accused of crimes committed against Muslims in 1993. On the opposite bench, defence lawyers asked the court to allow their clients to be tried in Croatia in the light of recent threats against Serb and Croatian prisoners in the Bosnian prison of Zenica.

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17 December 2007 by -

On December 7, according to Reuters, Bosnian authorities announced that two Bosnian police officers, including the deputy chief of the border police, were suspended from their duties on suspicion of having participated in war crimes between 1992 and 1994.

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05 February 2007 by -

Bosnia-Herzegovina War Crimes Chamber inmates began a hunger strike on January 8. AFP reports that in just four days, some 70 prisoners in the country had joined in the protest. The striking prisoners are demanding trials based on the Yugoslav criminal code that was in force at the time of the war (when the sentences for war crimes were lighter) and not the criminal code imposed by the international community in 2003. There are still four different criminal codes in use in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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