Bosnia war criminals sentenced to over 2000 years to date

Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina have to date issued a total of 605 indictments for war crimes and violations of humanitarian law committed during the country's 1992-1995 war, based on which 80 percent of the accused have been found guilty and sentenced to a total of 2087 years in prison, according to the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Office was established in 2003 to prosecute war crimes.

Chief Prosecutor Goran Salihovic says that the performance of the Office, measured by the issuance of indictments, has surpassed that of the tribunals in Nuremberg and Tokyo after WW2.

"It is our priority to make sure that most serious war crimes do not go unpunished" Salihovic said. "We also try to reinforce the rule of law," he added. 

The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina was set up as part of the exit strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

Last update: Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:56

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