Sešelj, Vojislav

Vojislav Šešelj was the president of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and was a prominent political figure in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) in the time period relevant to the indictment. He is alleged to have propagated a policy of uniting ‘all Serbian lands’ in a homogeneous Serbian state, which he referred to as “Greater Serbia” and which included Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and considerable parts of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also alleged to have participated in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) and that the purpose of this JCE was the permanent forcible removal, through the commission of crimes, of a majority of the Croat, Muslim and other non-Serb populations in the aforementioned territories.

He is charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility with eight counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of violations of the laws or customs of war. The trial commenced on 7 November 2007. On 21 January 2009, Vojislav Šešelj became the first suspect on trial for war crimes to be charged with contempt, with the trial scheduled to commence on 29 May 2009. The trial for war crimes was suspended indefinitely on 11 February 2009 after a majority decision voting on a request for suspension by the prosecution, owing to witness intimidation.

On 24 November 2009, the Chamber granted a motion by the accused for the review of the adjournment decision and ordered that the trial should resume on 12 January 2010.

On 19 May 2010 the Appeals Chamber confirmed Šešelj's conviction for contempt and his sentence of fifteen months.
Šešelj's war crimes trial resumed on 12 January 2010 but was suspended again on 17 March 2010

On 7, 8 and 9 March 2011, Trial Chamber III heard the defence’s 98bis application for acquittal.



Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Corrigendum to the Amended Indictment, 8-7-2005
Research/ Court Documents
Copy of Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Seselj's Request on equality of Radio and Television Stations, 11-9-2006Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on allegations of contempt and Order in lieu of an indictment, 21-01-2009Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Defence Motion for Provisional Release, 23-7-2004Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on motion by Seselj challenging jurisdiction and form of indictment, 26-5-2004Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Motion by the Accused for Normalisation of Conditions for Preparing a Defence, 1-3-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on motion for disqualification of Judges Robinson, Orie and Moloto, 6-11-2006 Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Motion to Change Seat of Tribunal, 3-5-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Pros. Motion for Order Appointing Counsel to Assist Seselj, 9-5-2003Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Prosecution Motion for Joinder, 10-11-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Request to Exclude the Prosecutor of the International Tribunal, 2-12-2004Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on Requests for Disqualification of the President of the International Tribunal, 11-1-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on the Accused's Requests for an Advisory Opinion of the ICJ, 15-12-2004Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on the Interlocutory Appeal Concerning Jurisdiction, 31-8-2004Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on the Request of the Accused challenging the legitimacy of the Tribunal, 13-5-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Decision on the Tribunal's Jurisdiction Over Nationals of the FRY, 21-4-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Initial Indictment, 15-1-2003Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Modified Amended Indictment, 12-7-2005Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Second Amended Indictment, 25-6-2007Pros. v. V. 各šelj: Third Amended Indictment, 7-12-2007Pros. v. Vojislav 各šelj, Decision on prosecution motion for adjournment with dissenting opinion of Judge Antonetti in annex, 11-2-2009Pros. v. Vojislav 各šelj, Decision on Prosecution&339;s Motion Regarding Mladic Notebooks, 22-10-2010Pros. v. Vojislav 各šelj, Judgement Summary (Contempt), 24-7-2009Pros. v. Vojislav 各šelj, Second Decision and Order in Lieu of an Indictment, 4-02-2010
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