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Extradition Of War Criminals

Author(s): Martina Grahek Ravančić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: State/Lands’ Commissions for the determination of crimes of occupiers and their collaborators; extradition; war criminals; Western allies

Summary/Abstract: The question of sanctioning war crimes was set in during the military operations of the World War II. The principal agreements had been reached at the Moscow and Teheran Conference, and conferences at Yalta and Potsdam. The way in which these agreements became reality partially can be seen through the documents of the State/Lands’ Commissions for the determination of crimes of occupiers and their collaborators, which have been established as one of the investigative bodies of the new authorities in Yugoslavia after the war. Thesedocuments testify to the tasks of the Commission, specifically in this article author elaborates one of the most important executive tasks relating the issue of extradition of war criminals and its implementation. The overall performance of Commissions was significantly affected by a shortage of personnel and professional staff, as well as a lack of material resources. Author also emphasizes uneven benchmarks regarding the determination of the guilt, which was often accompanied with a political subjectivity. This iscorroborated by the fact that at the time the legal system was just emerging and the question of criminal law norms was only partially resolved. Moreover, the overall international relations were not encouraging, and the Western allies were quite skeptical towards “quick justice rush“, without dropping out of sight of their global, geostrategic interests and plans.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 109-131
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Croatian