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Jovica Stanisic, Franko Simatovic

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14.12.2016.

STATUS CONFERENCE IN STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL

The scope of the case and the health of Stanisic, former head of the Serbian State Security Service, were discussed today at the status conference in the case against Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic which set for a retrial. Stanisic and his erstwhile deputy Simatovic are charged with crimes against non-Serbs between 1991 and 1995
HAG/DEN HAAG | 24.05.2016.

WHEN WILL STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RE-TRIAL BEGIN?

At a status conference on Jovica Stanisic’s and Franko Simatovic’s re-trial before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the parties discussed preparations for the new trial. It remains unclear if the re-trial will begin in 2016 or in 2017
DEN HAAG | 19.02.2016.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC TO BE RETRIED THIS YEAR... OR POSSIBLY NEXT?

According to the prosecution, the retrial of the two former Serbian State Security chiefs, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, cannot begin before October 2016. On the other hand, the defense would prefer the re-trial to start in February and March 2017
THE HAGUE | 18.12.2015.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC DENIED RESPONSIBILITY

In 2003 at their initial appearance before the Tribunal Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic pleaded not guilty on all counts in the indictment. Today the accused did the same and immediately submitted an urgent motion for provisional release pending the beginning of the new trial
THE HAGUE | 17.12.2015.

JUDGES APPOINTED FOR STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC RETRIAL

The President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has appointed a trial chamber which will retry Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic. The members are Burton Hall, a judge at the Tribunal in The Hague, and two former judges of the Rwanda Tribunal. The initial appearance has been slated for Friday, 18 December 2015 at 2:30 pm
THE HAGUE | 15.12.2015.

STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC BACK TO SQUARE ONE

The Appeals Chamber led by Judge Fausto Pocar has found that the Trial Chamber made two serious legal errors in its judgment in the case against the two Serbian State Security Service chiefs. The first error pertains to their contribution to the joint criminal enterprise and the second stems from the application of the legal standard of specific direction. The Appeals Chamber has concluded that a new Trial Chamber should be appointed to hear the case on all counts in the indictment. Stanisic and Simatovic have been remanded in custody
THE HAGUE | 03.11.2015.

FINAL JUDGMENT FOR STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC ON 15 DECEMBER 2015

According to the Appeals Chamber's order, the sentencing hearing in the case against the former chiefs of the Serbian State Security Service will be held on Tuesday, 15 December 2015. The Appeals Chamber has also ordered Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic to inform the ICTY Registry not later than Friday, 13 December 2015, if they want to appear in the courtroom in The Hague. In May 2013, the Trial Chamber acquitted Stanisic and Simatovic
THE HAGUE | 06.07.2015.

ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST ACQUITTAL IN STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC CASE

According to the prosecution, the judgment acquitting Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic is a hazard to the development of international law because it fails to consider the entirety of the evidence and allows the officials at the top to remain unpunished. The prosecution ‘has built its house’ using only the building blocks (i.e. evidence) it fancies, the defense has responded. If the Chamber decides to quash the acquittal, there should be a re-trial, the defense has argued. According to the defense, the accused should not be convicted
THE HAGUE | 13.06.2015.

APPELLATE HEARING IN SIMATOVIC AND STANISIC CASE SCHEDULED FOR 6 JULY 2015

The hearing on the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of former Serbian State Security Service chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic has been scheduled for Monday, 6 July 2015. In its motion, the prosecution has called for the accused to be either convicted or retried
THE HAGUE | 07.10.2013.

HOW WILL TAYLOR’S JUDGMENT AFFECT STANISIC AND SIMATOVIC?

The prosecution has asked for parts of the judgment issued by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Charles Taylor’s case to be admitted into the case file in the appellate proceedings of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic. The defense has opposed their motion in part. The judgment has emphatically rejected ‘specific direction’ as a requirement for a conviction for aiding and abetting, thus running counter to recent jurisprudence at the Tribunal

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