REPORT on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2017 and 2018 Cover Image

IZVEŠTAJ o suđenjima za ratne zločine u Srbiji tokom 2017. i 2018. godine
REPORT on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2017 and 2018

Author(s): Marina Kljaić
Contributor(s): Ivana Žanić (Editor), Predrag Ivanović (Editor)
Subject(s): Law and Transitional Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, Wars in Jugoslavia
Published by: Fond za humanitarno pravo
Keywords: war crime trials; War Crime Trials in Serbia; facing the past;
Summary/Abstract: During 2017 and 2018, the HLC monitored all war crimes trials that took place on the territory of Serbia, ie a total of 20 cases before the war crimes departments of the Higher and Appellate Courts in Belgrade, as well as one case before a court of general jurisdiction. For all cases, the report provides brief overviews of the proceedings and the HLC's main findings in relation to the case, which are important to the public. A large number of war crimes proceedings processed in this report have been going on for several years, and previous HLC annual reports on trials are relevant for a complete insight into the course of proceedings and findings related to these cases. The report also includes the trial for one crime that the competent prosecutor's office of general jurisdiction did not qualify as a war crime, although all the circumstances of that case indicate that it is a war crime. The report pays key attention to the work of the War Crimes Prosecutor's Office (TRZ) and courts in public parts of court proceedings, and primarily analyzes indictments and verdicts in each individual case. The work of other bodies involved in the processing of war crimes - the War Crimes Investigation Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia (MUP), the Protection Unit, etc., cannot be analyzed at the level of individual cases, because there is no publicly available data.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-7932-100-8
  • Page Count: 159
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Serbian