Thursday, January 14, 2010

On January 14

On this day in ...
... 2000 (10 years ago today), "in its largest case to date," the International Crininal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia convicted 5 Bosnian Croat militia members who took part in the April 1993 massacre of more than 100 Muslim civilians in the central Bosnian village of Ahmići. (credit for photo of destroyed Ahmici mosque following attack) The tribunal further imposed sentences of from 6 to 25 years. On appeal, however, 2 of the defendants were acquitted, in a decision written by Patricia Wald, then an ICTY Judge, who recently honored IntLawGrrls as a guest/alumna. I wrote here about that 2001 appellate judgment in Prosecutor v. Kupreškić.

(Prior January 14 posts are here and here.)

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