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8 October 2013

Genocide Trial Raises Criminal Code Issues

The three year-long extradition process of a Bosnian Serb ex-fighter from Israel has proved complicated given the different positions about the use of criminal codes at his genocide trial.
4 October 2013

Bosnian Court Acts on Strasbourg Decision

The Bosnian State Court has accepted a request by war crimes convict Goran Damjanovic for a retrial and ordered a new trial to take place.
1 October 2013

Bosnia Starts Overturning War Crimes Convictions

After Europe’s human rights court ruled that some defendants were tried under the wrong criminal code, Bosnia’s constitutional court accepted an appeal from a war crimes convict for his verdict to reconsidered.
19 July 2013

HJPC: Solving Retroactive Application of Laws

The High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC of Bosnia and Herzegovina is convinced that the issue of retroactive application of criminal laws following a decision by the European Court for Human Rights in favour of Abduladhim Maktouf and Goran Damjanovic has been solved.
19 July 2013

Possibility of repeating the procedure before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Although the European Court of Human Rights had the ability to do so, it did not ordered to Bosnia and Herzegovina to repeat its proceedings in the case of Damjanovic and Maktouf, but it deemed sufficient to conclude that their rights were violated and to award them the litigation costs. Thus, Bosnia and Herzegovina has no obligation to repeat these two proceedings in order to implement the verdict of the European Court.

18 July 2013

No Question of Revision

A decision rendered by the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg by no means represents a revision of war-crimes verdicts pronounced by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

18 July 2013

Bosnian War Crimes Convicts Demand Retrial

Lawyers for two convicted Bosnian war criminals said they will apply for a retrial after the European rights court ruled that they were tried under the wrong criminal code.

18 July 2013

Euro Court Rules Bosnia War Crimes Sentences Unjust

The European rights court ruled that Abduladhim Maktouf and Goran Damjanovic received higher sentences because a new Bosnian criminal code was used - a decision that could see dozens of verdicts overturned.
13 December 2012

War Crime Convicts Take Their Case to Strasbourg

Two convicted war criminals have asked the European Court of Human Rights to confirm that the retroactive use of the Bosnian Criminal Code in their trials violated their human rights.
27 November 2008

Selecting Priorities in War Crimes Processing

Disagreements over which trials should be held before the State Court, and which should go before lower courts, will continue until a war-crimes strategy finally sorts out the issue of case referral.

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.
28 December 2007

Three Thousand Days of Detention

In 2007, the Court of BiH ordered custody for 29 war crimes suspects, some of whom were eventually indicted, while others were released without charge.
19 November 2007

Damjanovic Goran and Zoran: First Instance Verdict Appealed

The Defence has appealed against the first instance verdicts passed down in the case of Goran and Zoran Damjanovic - but the Prosecution has called for the appeal to be rejected.

18 June 2007

Damjanovic Brothers Jailed for 22 Years

The Court of BiH has sentenced Goran and Zoran Damjanovic to long-term imprisonment for beating up Bosniak civilians in the Sarajevo settlement of Bojnik.
12 June 2007

Damjanovic brothers: Alibis Dismissed

In its closing statement the Prosecution has asked the judges to pronounce Goran and Zoran Damjanovic guilty.