01 June 2001 by -

President of the Vukovar Munipality

Accused Slavko Dokmanevic died while awaiting the verdict of his trial, wich was scheduled to be handed down on Tuesday 7 July. Indicment

  • Slavko Dokmanovic accused of crimes against humanity, violations of the laws and customs of war, and violations of the Geneva conventions.


19 July 2004 by -

On 16 July, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia indicted Goran Hadzic, the ex-president of the self-proclaimed Serbian Republic of Krajina, on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes for persecution and murder as well as wanton extermination, expulsion and destruction committed by Serb forces. Hadzic, a Croatian Serb, is accused most notably of involvement in the massacre of 264 Croats and non Serbs who were taking refuge at the Vukovar hospital (east Croatia) in November 1991.

15 March 2004 by -

The Special Court for war crimes in Serbia, created in 2003, opened its first trial on 9 March in Belgrade. Six Serbs born in Croatia - Miroljub Vujovic, Stanko Vujanovic, Jovica Peric, Ivan Atanasijevic, Predrag Madzarac, Milan Vojnovic - are charged with massacring at least 192 Croatian prisoners of war on 20 and 21 November 1991 in Ovcara, near Vukovar. All defendants have pleaded not guilty. If convicted, they face 20 years in prison. A seventh accused, Petkovic Spasoje, turned prosecution witness after repenting.

10 December 2010 by -

Croatian police in Zagreb on December 8th arrested a former senior Interior Ministry official on suspicion of committing war crimes against Serb civilians at the start of the country’s independence war in the early 1990s.

Tomislav Merčep allegedly commanded a paramilitary unit that killed Serb civilians in 1991.

The prosecutor’s office says he allegedly ordered the abduction, torture and killings of 43 Serbs. Until now, the allegations have never been fully investigated.

09 December 2010 by -

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Wednesday reduced to ten years the prison sentence of a Serbian major convicted of involvement in the murder of prisoners of war in Croatia, following a new witness statement.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The case concerns events surrounding the fall of the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar in November 1991, and the murder and torture of over 190 Croat individuals who were removed from the town’s hospital and taken to a pig farm in nearby Ovčara

19 December 2005 by -

On December 12, the War Crimes court in Belgrade found fourteen former Serb militia members guilty of the murder of approximately 260 Croat civilians at the Ovcara farm in Vukovar. The sentences range from 5 to 20 years. This ruling is considered to be the most serious sentence handed down by the Serbian War Crimes Court for crimes committed against non-Serbs. Three other people are currently standing trial before the ICTY for the same crimes in Ovcara.

05 November 2007 by -

On October 30, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appealed the judgments handed down against two Serbian defendants in the Vukovar trial [IJT-75-76], reports AP. Calling the 20- and 5-year sentences given to Mile Mrksic and Veselin Sljilvancanin "clearly inadequate", the prosecutor's appeal has not calmed the controversy sparked by what Croatians perceive as lenient sentences. According to the Hina agency, Croatian jurists criticized the prosecutor's decision not to appeal the acquittal of the third defendant, Miroslav Radic.

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.