National Prosecutions


In Tunisia, efforts to seek criminal accountability have been characterized by an absence of strategy and the lack of political will. An ICTJ conference sought to address these issues and ease the confusion and political gridlock surrounding the Specialized Judicial Chambers.


Jovan Tintor, also known as Joja, went on trial on Monday at the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on charges of unlawful detention, torture, beating, making people do forced labour and murdering Bosniak and Croat victims at several locations including detention camps.

The indictment charges Tintor, the former president of the Crisis Committee of the Vogosca municipality, on eight counts of having participated in a widespread and systematic attack against the non-Serb population in the municipality from April 1992 to the end of July that year.


The state prosecution on Thursday charged the four former police officers with war crimes, alleging they were responsible for the murders of eight Yugoslav People’s Army soldiers who were captured after their military vehicle broke down in Sarajevo in April 1992.

“After that, the prisoners were taken to the Great Park, near the police headquarters building in the centre of Sarajevo, where they were killed with a burst of gunfire,” the indictment alleges.


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(Brussels) – The opening of the International Criminal Court trial of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander is an important new chapter in holding the rebel group accountable for its brutal crimes in northern Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today.


The former dictator of Guatemala Jose Efrain Rios Montt will face genocide charges for a 1982 massacre that killed 273 Indigenous people and campesinos, almost half of them minors.

A judge said Wednesday that Rios Montt, who ruled from 1982 to 1983, will be represented by his lawyers since he was ruled mentally unfit for trial, at 90 years old.


A retired general acquitted of war crimes was on Thursday given a key post in Croatia's defence ministry, the HINA news agency reported.

61, was acquitted of war crimes on appeal in 2012 before the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) alongside another former general, Mladen Markac.

On Thursday, the Croatian government named Gotovina as a "special adviser to the ministry of defence" during a meeting in the town of Vukovar in the east of the country, HINA said.


Croatia’s Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Damir Krsticevic, is wanted by Bosnian authorities for war crimes during the 1992-95 conflict.

The criminal complaint was filed by the interior ministry of Republika Srpska on Friday with the state prosecutor in Sarajevo.

Another 15 Croatian high ranking officials are wanted, including the retired general Ante Gotovina who was acquitted in 2012 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

On October 31st Bosnia arrested ten Croat ex-fighters on war crime charges.


Following the arrests of Bosnian Croats in the northern Bosnian town of Orasje, and reports of war crimes investigations into Croatia's Vice-Prime Minister, Croatia could try to take over the prosecution of Croatian citizens accused of war crimes in Bosnia, Professor Vesna Crnic Grotic says.