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Stankovic case, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14 November 2006
Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina  (last accessed on 23.09.2013)

On 14 November 2006, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) found a member of the army of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina guilty of committing crimes against humanity in the Foca municipality between April 1992 and February 1993. The accused was found to have committed the crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, torture, and various acts of sexual violence, as part of a systematic and widespread attack by the army and members of the police and paramilitary formations against non-Serb civilians. The legal issues addressed by the court included the referral of the case from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to the authorities of BiH, pursuant to Rule 11 bisof the ICTY's Rules of Procedure and Evidence, different issues relating to the conduct of the criminal trial, as well as the issue of legality in applying the 2003 criminal code of BiH and its system of penalties to the alleged crimes. The court handed down a sentence of 16 years of imprisonment.

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