Prlic et al.
Jadranko Prlic, Bruno Stojic, Slobodan Praljak, Milivoj Petkovic, Valentin Coric, Berislav Pusic
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
DEN HAAG | 19.07.2016.
The Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber has denied Croatia’s motion to take part in the appellate proceedings against the former Bosnian Croat leaders in the capacity of an amicus curiae. According to the judges, Tudjman, Susak and Bobetko were not indicted in the Prlic et al. case and consequently their (posthumous) right to the presumption of innocence was not violated
DEN HAAG | 25.05.2016.
At the status conference today Carmel Agius, the presiding judge in the Appeals Chamber, indicated that the Appeals Chamber would deliver its judgment in the case against the former Herceg Bosna leaders in November 2017. All the accused except Berislav Pusic, who has been granted provisional release, attended the hearing
DEN HAAG | 01.04.2016.
According to the prosecution, Croatia’s motion should be rejected for three reasons: under the Tribunal’s rules, Croatia does not meet the requirements that would allow it to take part in the proceedings as amicus curiae, the information it intends to present will not assist the Appeals Chamber in its deliberations and the late Franjo Tudjman, Gojko Susak and Janko Bobetko ‘will not benefit’ in any way from the right to a fair trial in the context of the Prlic et al. case