Ante Gotovina’s ICTY Appeal: Impermissible acts by the Prosecution

Conspiracy is defined (Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary) as an agreement by two or more people to commit an illegal act or to commit a legal act using illegal means. Proving conspiracy requires evidence that the parties agreed to the plan before taking action. Proving criminal conspiracy usually requires evidence that some overt action occurred […]

Croatian Generals at ICTY Appeal: we fought honourably, facts have been twisted

Like many throughout the world I sat for hours watching the live streaming of the Croatian generals’ Appeal hearing in the ICTY, Monday 14 May. Had I not heard the Appellants’ defence arguments first, had I tuned in at the point of prosecution’s arguments I could have easily concluded that the reason Operation Storm occurred […]

ICTY: Croatian Generals Gotovina and Markac Appeals hearing – live The Appeal hearing is on now – tune in live with link above  Update on Gotovina, being argued now at ICTY by Laurie Blank Today, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is hearing oral arguments in Prosecutor v. Gotovina. (The webcast, available here, is set to start now, […]

Croatian Generals’ ICTY Appeal: zooming into the nitty-gritty

Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac Appeal hearing is set for 14th May. Many wait in intense anticipation. While the charges for war crimes against the generals were and are directed at the Generals as individual people the Trial Chamber’s findings in April 2011 was felt by the nation. The latter in particular because […]

Nope! Croatia cannot be a friend of the ICTY court!

ICTY Appeal Chamber has February 8 rejected the application by the government of Republic of Croatia for Friend of the court (amicus curiae) status in the Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac appeal. Knowing the attitude that the ICTY seemed to have saddled itself with from its beginnings – don’t trust people because all are guilty […]

Legal and military experts support Gotovina and Markac Hague defence challenge

An unprecedented occurrence landed at the Hague on Thursday 12 January. A  25 page Application and Brief by 12 world experts, analysing the ICTY’s April 2011 Judgment on Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac in relation to the alleged excessive shelling of Knin, Benkovac, Gracac and Obrovac during 1995 Operation Storm that liberated the […]

This could happen anywhere – Vukovar, Skabrnje …

20th Anniversary of Croatian Vukovar and Skabrnje massacres It’s in human nature to choose one or two events that will serve as symbols of a horridly overwhelming period in one’s history that brought about insufferable tragedies, destruction and mass murders. One may say that Vukovar and Skabrnje have become the symbols of national Croatian widespread […]

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