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The War in Croatia: Temporal Application of Conventional Rules Prohibiting International Crimes

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Faculty of Political Science
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Abstract

The author discusses the applicability of international law concerning armed conflicts and especially provisions about war crimes and crimes against humanity in the war in Croatia. After presenting the relevant information about the origin and the course of the war in Croatia, he argues that all rules prohibiting international crimes (war crimes and crimes against humanity) are applicable irrespective of the status of armed conflicts in Croatia. Every international crime remains a crime irrespective of date and place of its commital. Therefore it must be expected that both authorities of Serbia and Montenegro and the commanders of the Federal Army must be held responsible and prosecuted for the crimes commited by the regular Army forces as well as by irregular Serbian paramilitaries which they supplied with food,arms and ammunition.

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