Joint injustice against Croatia so far – Joint justice from now on

Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac

Video now with subtitles in the English language!

Joint Injustice (Udruzena Nepravda) – a documentary film
Produced by Vecernji List newspaper, Croatia
Author and Director: Jadranka Juresko-Kero, August 2012

All participants in this documentary film are independent professionals who have no association whatsoever with the ICTY in the Hague, with its Prosecutor or with the Defence of Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.

Participants are:
Mirjan Damaska, Law Professor, Yale University, USA
Brian Gallagher, British journalist, UK
Mishka Gora, Historian, writer and humanitarian aid worker from Tasmania, Australia
Robin Harris, Historian, writer, adviser to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, UK
Neven Sesardic, Professor of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Goran Visnjic, Actor – widely known for his role as Dr Luka Kovac in the hit TV series ER, USA, numerous Hollywood and Croatian movies the latest of which many know is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Ina Vukic, Psychologist, writer, humanitarian aid worker and author of “Croatia, the War, and the Future” blog, Australia

Documentary film “Joint Injustice” is a Vecernji List newspaper and journalist Jadranka Juresko-Kero story about the court process against Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, about the workings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, about the effects of the original ICTY Trial Chamber judgment, and explains possible judgments of joint criminal enterprise that implicate the whole of the Croatian nation.

The film talks about the participants’ experiences and opinions on the workings of the Hague Tribunal and about the original judgments against the Croatian Generals, who expect the ICTY Appeal Chamber to deliver its decision in December 2012.

All the participants in this documentary have followed closely the work of the ICTY Tribunal for many years and conclude that the court proceedings demonstrate failings of an ad hoc court and that the judgment against the Croatian Generals dated 15th April 2011 was delivered on the basis of inadequately confirmed and inadequately legally relevant evidence.

They talk of the repercussions a confirmation of the original judgment against Gotovina and Markac might have upon Croatia, especially those allegations dealing with criminal enterprise and deportations of Serbs during the military operation “Storm” in August 1995, which liberated Croatian territory from Serb occupation.

This film is the result of the labour of love for truth and justice! Enjoy and spread the good word here and via Youtube video above about Croatia’s struggles amidst brutality to become independent and democratic. Ina Vukic, Prof. (Zgb); B.A., M.A.Ps. (Syd)

Neven Sesardic claims the Hague Is Wrong – Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt

Left: General Ante Gotovina - Right: General Mladen Markac - at the Hague, September 2011

The Croatian Jutarnji List published an article by Neven Sesardic  “The Hague is Wrong – Beyond any reasonable doubt” in the newspaper’s 24-26 December issue.

Sesardic examines the ICTY April 2011 judgment on Croatian General’s Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac with no stones unturned when it comes to the ICTY’s conviction regarding the so-called “joint criminal enterprise” – i.e. alleged mass expulsion of Serbs from Croatia in 1995.

He points out with compelling arguments, refering to points of evidence, how the ICTY in the Hague was wrong in its judgment (currently on Appeal). It’s a “must read” and, hence, the author’s text is translated into English.

While most of the article is taken up in demonstrating why the Hague was wrong beyond any reasonable doubt in its April 2011 verdict, Sesardic concludes his article with a painful truth:

Double Standards

          …   Here is how Churchill openly advocated such a mass expulsion of Germans from areas in which they had been living for centuries: “Expulsion is a method which, insofar as we have been able to see, will be the most satisfactory and lasting. There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble. A clean sweep will be made. I am not alarmed by these transferences, which are more possible in modern conditions.”
(Churchill’s speech in the British Parliament in 1944)

And indeed, things went according to plan and soon the “clean sweep” was made. According to unbiased sources, somewhere between 12 and 14 million Germans were forced to leave forever their homes in a movement that a historian of that period called “probably the largest forced migration in modern history.” At least half a million people lost their lives in the process.

No one was ever held accountable for those crimes and no politician (except
Vaclav Havel) has ever expressed regret on behalf of his country for these crimes of mass ethnic cleansing in which a number of politicians were demonstrably involved.

On the other hand we have The Hague Tribunal, which attributed to the Croatian political leadership and the Croatian army the responsibility for the same kind of crime even though this charge is in fact nothing but an unproved and arbitrary accusation”.

Neven Sesardic, (born 1949, Belgrade) is a leading Croatian Philosopher, Academic, author of numerous articles in leading Philosophy Journals, author of books, writer of many newspaper articles. His work has taken him to all sides of the world. Currently he is a Professor of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His previous academic and research posts are: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, Professor of Philosophy, Miyazaki International College, Japan, NSF Research Fellow and Fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Minnesota, Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Fellow of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Giessen, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Lecturer, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Neven Sesardic

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