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15 Jul 11 / 09:00:00 TV Justice Magazine

Episode 18: Can former detainees from BiH get compensation for wartime events?

Justice Report

The June issue of TV Justice magazine brings an overview of the most important trials held before the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina during May.

In the second part of our show you can watch reportage on lawsuits filed by former detainees from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Former detainees have filed more than 20,000 lawsuits with courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina to date, requesting personal compensation.

In most cases, the suits have been filed against entities – namely the Republika Srpska,RS, and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, FBiH, although some of the detainees have sued the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina too.

Until now, only one former detainee has managed to get compensation for being detained during the war. Despite long-winded court processes and huge financial expenses, former detainees have not been deterred from giving up on their rights and preparing new suits.

Can former detainees from Bosnia and Herzegovina get compensation for wartime events? Mervan Mirascija, an expert in transitional justice, is our guest this month. Find out also what Bugojno citizens think about the processing of war crimes cases before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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