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18 February 2008 by Drago Hedl

The majority of the 28 war crime trials that took place in Croatia in 2007 met standards of fairness, according to a February 4 report by four Croatian NGOs: the Centre for Peace and Human Rights, the Centre for Dealing with the Past, the Civil Committee on Human Rights and the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. These organizations founded a monitoring team that has been following all war crime trials in this country since 2005.

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09 July 2007 by Drago Hedl

Twelve persons were arrested on May 29 in Serbia for the murder of 22 civilians in Lovas on October 18, 1991, when members of the Yugoslavian army and Serbian paramilitaries forced some fifty civilians in the Croatian village to walk across a minefield. These arrests are the latest example so far of regional cooperation among prosecutors' offices in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has made remarkable progress over the past few years.

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22 October 2007 by Drago Hedl

On October 15, Branimir Glavas, a retired Croatian general and long-time head of 1 of the 20 Croatian counties, entered the county court of Zagreb. He is accused of war crimes committed 16 years ago, during the war in former Yugoslavia. Leaning on a cane, this 51-year-old man, usually energetic, seemed weakened. His voice trembled as he greeted his peaceful supporters.

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19 February 2007 by Drago Hedl

Despite the evidence gathered during investigations, in addition to the evidence handed over by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Croatia's political class is in no hurry to try two of its most notorious politicians charged with war crimes: Branimir Glavas, a member of Parliament and retired general, and Tomislav Mercep, former MP and presidential candidate in 2000, even though this is Croatia's main obstacle to European Union (EU) membership.

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24 July 2006 by Drago Hedl

On July 17, an investigation was opened into Branimir Glavas, one of the most influential Croatian politicians in 15 years. A long-term member of Parliament, general in the Croatian army and one of the founders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the party of former Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, Glavas is charged with committing war crimes against Serbian civilians from 1991-1992 while he was in charge of defending Osijek, the fourth largest city in Croatia. He may not take the fall alone.

Branimir Glavas