Legal procedure

Bosnia Rejects Camp Guard’s Challenge to Prisoner Abuse Verdict

The Constitutional Court in Sarajevo has rejected wartime Croatian Defence Forces member Tonco Rajic's claim that he did not get a fair trial when he was convicted of committing a war crime at the Bosnian Croat-run Dretelj detention camp near Capljina during the war in August 1992.

Rajic was found guilty of mistreating a civilian who was unlawfully detained at the camp.

ECHR admits application against Slovenia over judicial recusal

Ljubljana – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted an application against Slovenia over an alleged violation of the right to a fair hearing. The case concerns Constitutional Court judge Rok Čeferin’s failure to exclude himself from a case, the STA has learnt from the State Attorney’s Office.

North Macedonia Murder Retrial Convicts Ethnic Albanians of Terrorism

Skopje Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Agim Ismailovic, Afrim Ismailovic and Alil Demiri to life in prison, finding them guilty of terrorism for committing the murders of five ethnic Macedonians - a crime that shook the nation in 2012 and has continued to cause inter-ethnic tensions and speculation about political meddling.

Prosecutors in Kosovo Guerrillas’ Trial Attempting ‘Ambush’: Lawyers

Defence lawyers of recently-resigned Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and three other former guerrilla fighters turned politicians accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity argued at a status conference at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers on Thursday that the prosecution is trying to restrict the defence's ability to prepare for the trial.

Jury Resignation Stops Gruevski Trial in North Macedonia

Dealing a death blow to a trial of the fugitive former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, the main judge in the case codenamed TNT, Ognen Stavrev, on Monday said jury member Lijana Ivanovska Kockovska had resigned, rendering the entire process null and void.

Stavrev scheduled a new start for the trial on Tuesday, warning defence lawyers not to try to stall the case any further.

Serbian Court Jails Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldiers for Wartime Murders

The Appeals Court in Belgrade has sentenced two former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman, Dragan Bajic and Marko Paukovic, to 12 years in prison each for killing five Bosniak civilians in the village of Kamicak in the north-wesern Kljuc municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 1992.