Case number, IT/1-T. Decision title, Judgment. Decision date, 10 December Parties. The Prosecutor; Anto Furundžija. Categories, War crimes. Trial Chamber II found Furundžija guilty of torture and outrages upon personal The events giving rise to the case against Furundžija have occurred at the. Anto Furundzija (Trial Judgement) , available at: cases,ICTY, [accessed 27 December ].

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The chamber considered the standard in international criminal law of responsibility for aiding and abetting and found that the mens rea requirement is knowledge while, the actus reus consists of practical assistance, encouragement, or moral support which has a substantial effect on the perpetration of the crime.

Whilst Anto Furundzija continued to interrogate his two victims, a soldier was beating the man on the toes with a truncheon. The Tribunal noted however there was a major discrepancy with regard to the criminalisation of forced oral penetration.

The primacy can be asserted in three cases: Francisco Luis Gordillo Martinez After outlining some previous treaties such as the Leiber Code, the Tribunal held that the prohibition against torture is a general rule of international law. Anto Furundzija found guilty on both charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison. They have two international judges and one national. He deserted the French Army in to join the National Accordingly, the Trial Chamber determined that 11 months and 22 days will be deducted from the sentence today imposed on Furundzija, together with such additional time as he may serve pending the determination of any final appeal.

The Court noted that rape could be employed, in the course of detention and interrogation as a means of torture and, therefore it constituted a violation of international law. Furthermore, at the individual level, that is, that of criminal liability, it would seem that one of the consequences of the jus cogens character bestowed by the international community upon the prohibition of torture is that every State is entitled to investigate, prosecute and punish or extradite individuals accused of torture, futundzija are present in a territory under its jurisdiction.

These further proceedings covered a period of four days and the trial was finally closed on 12 November Accordingly, based on the evidence submitted by both parties, the Trial Chamber found that, at the material time, a state of armed conflict existed in central Bosnia and Herzegovina between the HVO and the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The full text of the official summary as read out in Court by the Presiding Judge and of the judgement itself will be mailed upon request by the Public Information Unit. furubdzija


ICD – Furundžija – Asser Institute

The ICTY is not the only court with jurisdiction to try alleged perpetrators of serious violations of rurundzija humanitarian law committed in the former Yugoslavia. Mario Alfredo Sandoval They focus on prosecuting lower ranking offenders.

The Tribunal also made the factual finding that the accused was the commander of the unit the boss and that he was an active combatant participating in expelling muslims from their homes. Nevertheless these subsequent acts were not part of the crimes with which the accused was charged. Indeed, it would be inconsistent on the one hand to prohibit torture to such an furudnzija as to restrict the normally unfettered treaty making power of sovereign States, and on the other hand bar States from prosecuting cawe punishing those torturers who have engaged in this odious practice abroad.

In this regard, the Trial Chamber found that the prohibition against torture has attained the status of jus cogenswhich can be defined as a peremptory norm of international law from which no derogation is permitted. After spelling out the elements of torture in international humanitarian law, the Tribunal stated that one of the possible purposes of torture could also be the humilitation of the victim. At the beginning ofhe was deployed in Mukoloka, in Shabunda Territory South Kivu Provinceto free the area of the armed group Raiya Mutomboki.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charges related to torture and to 8 years in prison for those related to outrages upon human dignity. In assesing the criminal responsibility of the accused for torture and the rapes, the tribunal found that the the accused was clearly responsible given his commanding role.

The Judgement of the Trial Chamber Anto Furundzija found guilty on both charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison. It found that there was a general trend in national legislation to broaden the definition of rape so that it now embraces acts which were previously classified as comparatively less serious offences, such as sexual or indecent assault.

In this capacity he and another soldier interrogated Witness A. The period in preventative detention was deducted from the prison sentence.

Skip to main content. In the night of 14 SeptemberNational courts also have jurisdiction to prosecute alleged perpetrators of serious violations of furyndzija humanitarian law. The accused furthermore stood by, failing to intervene in any way, while the witness was forced to have oral, anal and vaginal sexual intercourse with the other soldier. The First Trial Chamber judged that the crime of torture gave rise to the application of the principle of universal jurisdiction and thereby constituted a crime which in international law, was probably imprescriptible.


On 22 SeptemberAnto Furundzija was transferred to Finland to serve out the remainder of his sentence. An amended indictment, issued on 2 Junealleged that the accused was the local commander of a special unit of the military police of the Croatian Defence Council HVO known as the “Jokers”. The trial chamber then held that the forced penetration of the mouth by the male sexual organ constitutes a most humiliating and degrading attack upon human dignity.

Furundžija (IT-95-17/1)

The accused, Mr Anto Furundzija was charged on 10 November with three individual counts of a torture and inhumane treatment; b torture; and c outrages upon personal dignity including rape, violating the laws or customs of war, committed during the armed conflict in the former Yugoslavia between the armed forces of the Cxse of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the armed forces of the Croatian Community of Herzeg- Bosna. It also noted, that in addition to individual criminal liability, State responsibility may ensue as a result of State officials engaging in torture or failing to prevent torture or to punish torturers.

Following a request by the Finnish government, he was given early release on 17 August As to individual criminal responsibility under Article 7 1 of the Statute, the Trial Chamber found that aiding and abetting under international criminal law requires practical assistance, encouragement, or moral support having a substantial effect on the perpetration of the crime actus reusand knowledge that such acts assist the commission of the offence mens rea.

Ricardo Miguel Cavallo Its seat is in Belgrade, Serbia. However, it takes precedence over them and may require the referral from the national court at any stage of the proceedings Article 9 of the ICTY Statute. Torture in International Humanitarian law The Tribunal noted that the prohibition of torture was clearly provided for by the Geneva Conventions and its additional protocols. Mr Furundzija fase a local commander of a special unit of military police caes the Croatian Defence Council HVO known as the “Jokers”, in which capacity he, and another soldier, interrogated Witness A.