Reports in Case : Mejakic et al. - "Omarska and Keraterm Camps"
Zeljko Mejakic, Momcilo Gruban, Dušan Fustar, Dusko Knezevic, Nenad Banovic
FIFTH TRIAL FOR PRIJEDOR CAMPS TO START THIS FALL
Mejakic et al. case is ready to proceed to trial, set to begin in the fall of 2004. The prosecution plans to hear the testimony of 57 witnesses and will need six weeks to present their case. The accused praise the "wonderful treatment" in the Detention Unit.
APPLICATION FOR REFERRAL OF A CASE TO BH COURTS PREMATURE
President Meron asks the prosecution to provide additional arguments in favor of referring the Omarska-Keraterm case to BH courts, despite the fact that those courts are not ready yet to ensure that international standards are met for trying people indicted for war crimes.
THE ACCUSED WANT TO BE TRIED IN THE HAGUE
The defense of the four accused in the Omarska case opposes the deferral of the case to BH – for reasons of “economy” and doubts about the impartiality of the court in Sarajevo
‘MEJAKIC AND OTHERS’ CASE REFERRED TO BH
"The Referral Bench is satisfied that neither the gravity of the alleged offences, nor the level of responsibility of the Accused at the time precludes the referral of this case to the authorities of a nation which meets the requirements". Two trials that dealt exclusively with the crimes in the Omarska and Keraterm camps were already held before the Tribunal