Prlic et al.
Jadranko Prlic, Bruno Stojic, Slobodan Praljak, Milivoj Petkovic, Valentin Coric, Berislav Pusic
The prosecution contends the Appeals Chamber should double the sentences the former Bosnian Croat leaders received at trial: they should get a total of 225 years in prison for the crimes committed in 1993 and 1994 in Herceg Bosna
Berislav Pusic’s defense contends that the Trial Chamber chose to ‘disregard inconvenient facts’ that ‘do not fit the narrative of the existence of a joint criminal enterprise’. Pusic did not have the power to influence the conditions in detention centers. According to the defense, he was just a pencil pusher
The defense of the former HVO Military Police Administration Valentin Coric challenges all the findings in the trial judgment, arguing that it is based on ‘forged documents’ and wrong ideas about ‘isolated incidents’
The defense of the former HVO Main Staff commander Milivoj Petkovic claims there was no plan to ethnically cleans Muslims from Herceg Bosna, that the ethnic composition of every town and village in Herceg Bosna remained unchanged, and that the Croat-Muslim conflict was caused on 30 June by the ‘treason’ on the part of the Muslim soldiers in HVO ranks. The Herceg Bosna authorities had to respond and take measures lest they should lose the entire Mostar region
Slobodan Praljak’s defense considers that the trial judgment is ‘incomplete, confusing, contradictory and incomprehensible’ and should therefore be set aside, Praljak’s conviction should be quashed or a retrial ordered
The authorities in Sarajevo and Zagreb have been invited to state in writing by 5 April what they would be in a position to do to assist the Tribunal in its bid to recover more than 208 million euros owed to it by the accused Slobodan Praljak
The defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister Jadranko Prlic has called for his conviction to be quashed. According to Prlic, the Croatian Community of Herceg Bosna was established in response to the obvious inability of BH to defend itself against the Serb aggression and to the ‘collapse of the government’ in Sarajevo. It was in fact ‘a community comprising municipalities which functioned as part of BH’
Almost 30 months ago, the Appeals Chamber ordered Slobodan Praljak to pay back to the Tribunal 2.8 million euros his defense lawyers received from the legal aid fund. The accused, as it turned out, was not entitled to receive legal aid in light of his financial status. Now, the Appeals Chamber issued a new order to the same effect.
Den Haag | 19.09.2016.
The appellate hearing in the case against six former Herceg Bosna leaders will most likely take place in the first four months of 2017, the presiding judge has announced, adding that it is the ‘worst appellate case’ ever
DEN HAAG | 20.07.2016.
Ratko Mladic's defense has now accused all those involved in his trial - from the judges of the Tribunal and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals to the high-ranking UN officials – of a ‘systematic bias' against their client. Mladic's defense has demanded that the trial be suspended and judges Orie and Flugge disqualified. They also want the UN Security Council to set up a working group which will investigate the allegations