Sredoje Lukić, former member of a group of local Bosnian Serb paramilitaries in the eastern Bosnian town of Višegrad, was transferred Wednesday, 21 August to Norway to serve the remainder of his 27 year sentence.

Sredoje Lukić was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment by the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on 20 July 2009, and his sentence was reduced to 27 years’ imprisonment by the ICTY Appeals Chamber on 4 December 2012. Sredoje Lukić was convicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Višegrad during the 1992-1995 conflict.

On 1 July 2013, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1966 (2010), the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) assumed the ICTY’s responsibilities regarding the supervision of enforcement of sentences. Persons convicted by the ICTY or MICT do not serve their sentence in the United Nations Detention Unit as it is a remand centre. Sentences are served outside the Netherlands in one of the 17 States that have signed agreements on the enforcement of sentences with the United Nations. Sredoje Lukić is the first ICTY convicted person to be transferred by the MICT to an Enforcement State.