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Bosniaks at last see some positive signals from the International Criminal Tribunal

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    Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 23:34
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On the International Remembrance Day of the victims in the largest crime in Europe since the Second World War, the genocide in Srebrenica, the Appeals Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague accepted the appeal and overturned the earlier decision of the Chairman of the Hague tribunal O-Gon Kwon who last year dismissed the charges against the leader of Bosnian Serbs, war criminal Radovan Karadzic on accusations of genocide in seven Bosnian municipalities.

 This decision gives hope that the ICTY and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will correct mistakes that have caused injustice to victims of genocide and aggression against Bosnia.

In the wake of the scandal about the alleged political pressures on Judge Meron, which caused damage to the credibility of the ICTY and following the acquittals of top Serbian military commanders, it is important that the ICTY and the ICJ continue their work and finish their mission so that all war criminals face justice.

We hope that the court will effectively and as quickly as possible complete the trial to Radovan Karadzic, who orchestrated the aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide against Bosniaks, along with his general Ratko Mladic, who personally led troops of so called: "Army of Republika Srpska" and committed monstrous genocide and massacres against Bosniak civilians in Srebrenica, and other cities of Podrinje region in July of 1995.

We also believe that the private letter by Judge Frederick Harhoff, which was published in a Danish newspapers Berlingske about political pressures on ICTY judges which led to dismissal of some or all of the charges against top military commanders, obliges the same court to reconsider all the facts relating to the responsibility of the military leadership of Serbia in the aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and their direct helping military and paramilitary formations in Bosnia, while they did genocide and ethnic cleansing in Bosnian territory.

Specifically, we are talking about the shocking acquittal of Momcilo Perisic (although earlier he was sentenced to 27 years) Jovica Stanisic, Franko Simatovic, which de facto and de jure released Serbia of any responsibility for the aggression against Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and crimes against Bosniaks.

The same court a few weeks ago made the right decision (which is not yet final) about direct responsibility of the Croatian leadership, namely the existence of a joint criminal enterprise of so called "Herceg Bosna" and Republic of Croatia headed by the first Croatian President Franjo Tudjman.

It is not logical that there isn't the same judgment against Serbia, when in this case also exists clear cut evidence and documentation of "the existence of a joint criminal enterprise," even on an larger scale then the judgment against Croatia.
After the scandalous reports about political pressures on ICTY, it is logical to conclude that the reason for this injustice towards Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide victims was politically motivated, related to the illegal status of the entity of Republika Srpska, and the efforts that the legal existence of the same does not come into question with such judgment.

Also, we question the unfair decision of the ICJ from 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Serbia and Montenegro for aggression and genocide, and we demand this lawsuit is reconsidering taking into account the damage caused to credibility of ICTY and the ICJ in the last 6 years, and indisputable direct role of Serbian military head in crimes committed in Sarajevo, Srebrenica and other Bosnian cities.

Bosnia and Herzegovina also needs to seek damages from Croatia due to direct aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period of 1993-1994, and which is now legally proven in the judgment of the six leaders of so called "Herceg Bosna."

Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB)
Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada (IGC)
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 Bosniaks react to the ICTY verdict about Croatia's agression against Bosnia and Herzegovina




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The Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC), the Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) and the Bosnian American Institute for Genocide and Education (BAGI) welcome the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which condemned the six former leaders of the self-proclaimed "Herceg-Bosna" for crimes against the Bosniak population and found that these crimes were orchestrated by a joint criminal enterprise headed by the first Croatian president Franjo Tudjman.

The objective of this joint criminal enterprise was to politically and militarily subjugate, permanently remove and ethnically cleanse Bosniaks from parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina which have been declared "Herceg-Bosna", and that these areas were to be a part of the Croatian state, or to be declared a state within Bosnia and Herzegovina (based on the Republic of Srpska model).

It is particularly important that the Trial Chamber of the ICTY ruled that the conflict between the Croat Defence Council (HVO) and the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was an international conflict – part of the aggression against the internationally recognized state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that the six high-ranking officials of the former so-called "Croat Republic of Herceg -Bosna " and members of state and military leadership of Croatia were participants in a joint criminal enterprise.

The former Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and President of "Herceg-Bosna" Mate Boban decided that the establishment of "Herceg-Bosna" was necessary to change the ethnic composition of the population. Crimes against the Bosniak population were part of a joint criminal enterprise. The Council ruled that President Tudjman, the first officer of the Croatian Army Janko Bobetko and Defense Minister Gojko Susak, and six officials of "Herceg-Bosna" – used the structure of the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) for different aspects of a joint criminal enterprise with the aim of creating the so-called Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna.

We believe that this verdict is an important step to firmly establish the truth about the aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was , in addition to Serbia and Montenegro, also conducted by Croatia. At the same time the judgment is important for the truth about the crimes committed against the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The judgment is also an important contribution to justice for victims of crimes of aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina and crimes against its citizens.

Emir Ramic,

Director of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Hamdija Custovic,

President of the Congress of North American Bosniaks

Sanja Drnovsek,

Chairman of the Bosnian American Institute for Genocide and Education