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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 10 Protecting civilians in populated areas during the conduct of hostilities after the Gotovina case

Chiara Redaelli, Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2023

Armed conflict — Armed conflict, non-international
In April 2011, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Ante Gotovina, the operational commander of ‘Operation Storm’ in the southern portion of the Krajina region of Croatia, of joint criminal enterprise, the common purpose of which was to permanently remove the ethnic Serb civilian population from the Krajina.1 For his crimes, which included ordering unlawful artillery attacks on Knin, Benkovac, and Obrovac, he was sentenced to a single term of twenty-four years in prison.2 In November 2012, however, in...
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