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Case: Simsic Boban

9 September 2011

Becoming Familiar with Protected Witnesses

Witnesses who are granted protection measures and appear at war crime trials before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, say that their identity is often uncovered, forcing them into a life of fear because of threats and pressure.
5 June 2008

Courts Need Clearer Rules on War Crime Trials

New strategies need to be developed to clarify which war crime cases go before the State Court, and which can be safely referred to lower courts.
26 June 2007

Simsic: Call to Remove Judges

Boban Simsic's defence team asks for the current appeals judges to be removed and for the retrial to be postponed
18 May 2007

Justice Requires Support for Witnesses

Inadequate support and protection of witnesses in war crimes cases puts them – and their readiness to testify in future – at risk, discovers Justice Report.
17 May 2007

Simsic: Retrial Delayed Until Further Notice

Process delayed until the Hague tribunal submits additional documents to the Court of BiH.
9 May 2007

Simsic: Last Defence Videos Aired

The final taped recordings of Defence witnesses have been reviewed by appeals judges at the retrial of former Visegrad policeman.
26 April 2007

Simsic: Contradictory Statements by Witnesses

In the resumed proceedings against Boban Simsic before the Court of BiH, court continues to review audio recordings of witness testimonies.
26 April 2007

Simsic: Witness "Changes her Testimony"

Appeals judges have reviewed the testimony of the last Prosecution witness as well as of two court experts.
26 April 2007

Simsic: Inconsistencies in witnesses' testimonies

The appellate chamber has continued reviewing video records of witnesses who gave their testimonies during the first instance process.
26 April 2007

Simsic: Appeal Judges Hear Vasiljevic Statement

The testimonies of Boban Simsic's defence witnesses are still under review at his retrial.
9 March 2007

Simsic: Retrial Begins

The retrial has got underway with the reading of the indictment and opening arguments from both sides.
14 February 2007

Simsic retrial scheduled for March

Boban Simsic, who is charged with crimes against civilians from Visegrad, is to stand trial again.
10 July 2006

The Court of BiH should learn from the Simisic case

The public was excluded from most of the defence’s closing argument in the case of Boban Simsic, who was charged with crimes against humanity in Visegrad. It is clear that there is a legal basis for excluding the public, but it is questionable whether its application was justified.
30 June 2006

The week ahead: Three trials next week

Presentation of evidence in two cases will take place next week before the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of BiH, while closing statements are due in the trial of Boban Simsic.

12 June 2006

Simsic: Defence witness accused

Prosecution calls individual who claims that a former defence witness took part in Velji Lug attack alongside the indictee.