Selected Cases - Prosecutor v. Dejan Vuckovic et al.; Key Documents

02 / march / 2020.

Tri tacke On 21 February 2008, following the government sponsored rally "Kosovo is Serbia", the violence spread like wildfire on the streets of downtown Belgrade. One life was lost and hundreds were injured. On this occasion, the embassies of Croatia, Belgium, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom were damaged, and the building of USA Embassy was damaged and set on fire.

In July 2012, the public prosecutor indicted 11 people for the crime of a grave offense against general safety. The Court of Appeal in Belgrade issued the final judgment in this case on 17 December 2018. 

The following key documents from the first instance proceedings before the Higher Court in Belgrade and from the proceedings before the Court of Appeal in Belgrade are available for download (in Serbian):
 
1. Trial Judgment (9 September 2015)
2. Appeal Judgment (2 November 2016)
3. Trial Judgment (14 November 2017)
4. Appeal Judgment (17 December 2018)

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Selected Cases - Prosecutor v. Milorad Ulemek et al.; Key Documents

22 / february / 2020.

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The critical events preceded chronologically the assassination of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia in 2003. From 9 - 17 November 2001, members of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia Special Operations Unit signalized with their actions that they are ready to use of force, if the leadership of the Republic of Serbia does not grant their requests (among other, the dismissals of then Minister of Interior, of then State Security Chief and of his deputy).
 
On 8 March 2012 the Prosecutor for Organized Crime of the Republic of Serbia indicted the Unit members Milorad Ulemek, Zvezdan Jovanovic, Veselin Lecic, Mico Petrakovic, Dragoslav Krsmanovic, Dragisa Radic and Vladimir Potic for armed rebellion.

The trial started on 2 October 2012 before the Special Department for Organized Crime of the Higher Court in Belgrade. The trial ended on 14 June 2009.

The following key documents from the first instance proceedings before the Special Department for Organized Crime of the Higher Court and from the proceedings before the Special Department for Organized Crime of the Court of Appeal in Belgrade are available for download (in Serbian):

1. Indictment (8 March 2012)
2. Amended Indictment (27 December 2016)
3. Judgement - First instance (13 July 2018)
4. Appeal Judgement (14 June 2019)

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Selected Cases - Prosecutor v. Oliver Ivanovic et al.; Key Documents

20 / january / 2020.

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This case was about the crimes committed in Kosovska Mitrovica in April 1999 and in February 2000 and that, according to the indictment, resulted in deaths, serious injuries and / or endangering the lives of several persons. The indictment listed, among other, war crimes against civilian population, as well as incitement to commit the offence of aggravated murder in co-perpetration in the form of depriving another person of his or her life because of national motives.
 
Oliver Ivanovic, Dragoljub Delibasic, Ilija Vujacic, Nebojsa Vujacic and Aleksandar Lazovic were indicted on 11 August 2014. The trial began on 18 December 2014 before the international trial panel in the Basic Court in Mitrovica.
 
The first instance judgment was pronounced on 21 January 2016. On 19 December 2016, the Court of Appeal of Kosovo partly upheld the first-instance judgment in regard to Counts 2 and 3; yet, the judgment got annulled in relation to Count 1, and the case was returned for retrial for this Count.  
The retrial began on 24 March 2017 in the Basic Court in Mitrovica. The proceedings have been suspended after Oliver Ivanovic was murdered on 16 January 2018.
 
The following key documents from the first instance proceedings before the Basic Court in Mitrovica and from the proceedings before the Court of Appeal of Kosovo and the Supreme Court of Kosovo are available for download (in English):
 
1. Judgement - First instance (30 March 2016)
2. Appeal Judgement (19 December 2016)
3. Judgment on filed Request for Protection of Legality (20 July 2017)

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Selected Cases - Assassination of Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia; Key Documents

22 / august / 2019.

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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia (2001- 2003) Dr Zoran Djindjic was assassinated in the courtyard of the building of the Serbian Government in Belgrade on 12 March 2003.
 
The ones accused for committing this crime were brought to trial before the Special Department for Organized Crime of the Belgrade District Court.
 
The trial started on 22 December 2003. The trial ended on 24 November 2009.
 
The following key documents from the first instance proceedings before the District Court in Belgrade and from the proceedings before the Supreme Court of Serbia are available for download (in Serbian):
 
1. Indictment (21 August 2003)
2. Trial transcripts (transcripts of audio recordings were published here in 2013)
3. Judgement - First instance (23 May 2007)  
4. Appeal Judgement (8 - 17 September 2008)    
5. Appeal Judgement (24 November 2009) 

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From the Courtroom

01 / october / 2015.

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Occasionally we will be posting original key documents from trials held before the local courts as well as from those held before the courts in the region (the ones where trial hearings were open for the public and where the court decision has become final).
 
By their specificity certain cases are relevant for the reform processes in Serbia and/or the rule of law and /or for democratization, yet due to circumstances (lack of transparency, lack of cooperation between institutions, lack of resources or for other reasons) the original key documents remain either unavailable or not easily accessible to the general public. 
 
Our goal is to make the original key documents containing proceedings, the established facts, the outcome of such trials easily accessible to the general public. 
 
Furthermore, our activists monitor the course of certain trials before the Higher Court in Belgrade. The trial reports (in the right to fair trial context) will be available soon in the Blog section.
 
If you notice any flaw or have difficulties with opening of documents, please let us know at  info@tritacke.org