Pavković, Nebojša

In December 1998, Nebojša Pavković was Commander of the Third Army of the Yugoslav Army (JV). From February 2000 until June 2002 he was Chief of the General Staff of the JV.  Pavković surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2005.

Pavković has been indicted for persecution, murder, deportation, and forcible transfer (crimes against humanity) and murder (violation of the laws or customs of war). He is being tried along with Milan Milutinović, Nikola Šainović, Dragoljub Ojdanić, Vladimir Lazarević and Sreten Lukić (Milutinović et al.). According to the indictment, the accused participated in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) from October 1998 until June 1999. It is alleged that the forces of the FRY and Serbia perpetrated crimes which resulted in the forcible transfer and deportation of approximately 800,000 Kosovo Albanian civilians between January and June 1999. 

On 28 April 2005, Pavković pleaded not guilty to all counts during his initial appearance before the ICTY. The trial started on 10 July 2006. The Defense closed its case on 16 May 2008.

The presentation of the closing arguments took place between the 19 and 27 August 2008.

On 26 February 2009, the Trial Chamber found Nebojša Pavković guilty of deportation, other inhumane acts (forcible transfer), murder, persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds and sentenced him to 22 years’ imprisonment.

On 27 May 2009 both the prosecution and the defence filed their notices of appeal.

On 21 August 2009 the prosecution filed its appeal brief, whereas the defence filed its appeal brief on 23 September 2009.

On 30 September 2009 the defence of Nebojsa Pavkovic filed its amended appeal brief.

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