Tadić, Duško

On 7 May 1997, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Duško Tadić of persecutions, inhuman acts and cruel treatment. On 15 July 1999, the Appeals Chamber modified this decision and convicted Duško Tadić of wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, and murder. He was later sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment.

Tadić was President of the Local Board of the Serb Democratic Party (SDS) in the town of Kozarac (Prijedor municipality). On 24 May 1992 Bosnian Serb forces attacked the town of Kozarac and began an artillery barrage that resulted in the killing of 800 civilians. When the town had been captured, the Bosnian Serb forces proceeded to round up the entire non-Serb population and drive them out of Kozarac. During the occupation, Tadić participated in the collection and forced transfer of civilians.

Duško Tadić was the first person tried by the ICTY and the first to appear before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. He served his sentence in Germany until he was granted early release on 17 July 2008.

Research / Publications
A Fronte Praecipitium A Tergo Lupi (R.M. Brown)Cassese's "Tadić" and the law of non-international armed conflicts (Th. Meron)Crimes Against Humanity After Tadić (Y. Dinstein)Criteria for establishing an international armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (A. Sjölund)Enforcing international humanitarian law (G.P. Politakis)Erdemović - Tadić - Dokmanović (L. Green)ICTY Issues Final Judgment Against Dušan Tadić (R.J.P. Pronk et al.)International humanitarian law and the Tadić Case (C. Greenwood)Nuremberg revisited: the Tadić Case (J.E. Alvarez)Proof and consequences: an analysis of the Tadić & Akayesu Trials (K.L. Fabian)Pros. v. D. Tadić: Summary of Appeals Chamber Judgement, 15-7-1999Pros. v. D. Tadić: Summary of Appeals Chamber Sentencing Judgement, 26-1-2000Prosecuting Violence, Performing Sovereignty: The Trial of Duško Tadić (E. Philipose)Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić: Waiting to Exhale (M. Bohlander)Rush to closure: lessons of the Tadić judgment (J.E. Alvarez)Tadić, the anonymous witness and the sources of international procedural law (N.A. Affolder)The Dušan Tadić Trial and due process issues (P. Hoffman)The fine line between policy and custom (I.G. Corey)The humanitarian law of the Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal (G.R. Watson)The ICTY and the Right to a Fair Trial (O. Q. Swaak-Goldman)The ICTY: the decision of the Appeals Chamber on the Interlocutory Appeal on jurisdiction in the Tadić case (C. Edwards et al.)The judgment of the ICTY Appeals Chamber on the merits in the Tadić case (M. Sassòli et al.)The likely legacies of Tadić (J.E. Alvarez)The Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić (A. Tieger)The Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić (G. Kirk McDonald)The Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić (M. Wladimiroff)The Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić (M.P. Scharf)The Prosecutor v. Tadić (L.G. Maresca)Trial of the century? Assessing the case of Duško Tadić before the ICTY (M.S. Zaid)
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