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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Tadić Case

Susan Lamb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2021

Subject(s):
Armed conflict, international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Crimes against humanity — Cumulative convictions — Individual criminal responsibility — Command responsibility — Murder

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Duško Tadić, a Bosnian Serb born in 1955, was charged with numerous offences committed during 1992 at the Omarska, Keraterm, and Trnopolje camps, and other locations in the Prijedor municipality in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The original indictment, which contained 132 counts of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions I–IV (1949), violations of the laws and customs of war, and crimes against humanity, was confirmed on 13 February 1995 and subsequently twice amended. Tadić was arrested in the Federal Republic of Germany in February 1994, and transferred by the German...
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