DOSSIER: Crimes against Croats in Vojvodina Cover Image

DOSIJE: Zločini nad Hrvatima u Vojvodini
DOSSIER: Crimes against Croats in Vojvodina

Author(s): Jovana Kolarić
Contributor(s): Ivana Žanić (Editor), Nemanja Stjepanović (Editor), Predrag Ivanović (Editor)
Subject(s): Law and Transitional Justice, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Wars in Jugoslavia
Published by: Fond za humanitarno pravo
Keywords: Croats in Vojvodina;Crimes against Croats in Vojvodina;War in Croatia;
Summary/Abstract: In the period from 1991 to 1995, a campaign of intimidation and pressure on Croatian civilians was conducted on the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in the Republic of Serbia, with the aim of moving them out of their homes and leaving Serbia. The campaign, which changed in intensity and peaked in the second half of 1991, from the spring to the fall of 1992 and the summer of 1995, resulted in the expulsion of tens of thousands of Croats from Vojvodina. Violence against Croats in Vojvodina included attacks on private property and religious buildings, threats, physical attacks and killings. In the period between the two censuses, in 1991 and 2002, a decrease in the number of Croats and other non-Serbs was noticeable on the territory of Vojvodina. The number of Croats decreased in 39 out of 45 municipalities in Vojvodina, and on the territory of the whole of Vojvodina, the number of Croats decreased by 18,262, ie by 24.41%. This Dossier presents evidence of events in the municipalities of Vojvodina (Ruma, Sid, Stara Pazova, Indjija, Petrovaradin and Apatin) in which the pressure on Croats to emigrate was strongest and in which the ethnic picture changed the most. The dossier is based on statements by witnesses and families of victims given to the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC), documents of the Serbian RDB, court rulings in Serbia, documents presented to the ICTY as evidence and media reports.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-7932-098-8
  • Page Count: 90
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Serbian