This section provides an overview of the cases before the ICTY and the Mechanism concerning the crimes committed in Sušica camp, near Vlasenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from May until September 1992. It also contains a selection of archival material and videos produced by the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP).
Six persons have been convicted before the ICTY for the crimes committed in Sušica camp:
One accused passed away before their verdict could be handed down (Slobodan Milošević).
Selected Case Information
Dragan Nikolić (IT-94-2)
Momčilo Krajišnik (IT-00-39)
Radovan Karadžić (IT-95-5/18)
The trial proceedings in this case were held before the ICTY; appeal proceedings were held before the IRMCT.
Stanišić and Župljanin (IT-08-91)
Ratko Mladić (IT-09-92)
Trial proceedings in this case were held before the ICTY; appeal proceedings were held before the IRMCT.
Slobodan Milošević (IT-02-54)
Selected Archive Material
The selected archive material contains a compilation of audiovisual material admitted into evidence in ICTY/Mechanism trials related to crimes committed in Sušica camp from May to September 1992. When using the Mechanism's archive material, please use the following credit: “Footage courtesy of IRMCT”. For third-party content, please seek permission from the content owner.
To download the selected archive material via Microsoft OneDrive please follow the link.
Videos produced by the MIP
Sušica detention camp in Eastern Bosnia was established on 31 May 1992 under the authority of the Bosnian Serb municipal organs, and remained operational until the end of September 1992. During these four months grave crimes were committed in the camp against Bosnian Muslim civilians – men, women and children. This video tells part of the stories of the survivors.
Faith of Sušica Detainees
On 30 September 1992, a last group of 140 Bosnian Muslim detainees was taken from Sušica detention camp in Eastern Bosnia by the Bosnian Serb police forces. Among the detainees were the two sons of Habiba Hadžić, and their fate remained unknown until she came to testify before the ICTY in 2003.
An extraordinary exchange took place in the ICTY courtroom between the accused Dragan Nikolić, former commander of the Sušica camp, and witness Habiba Hadžić, who was also a former detainee, in which Nikolić revealed what happened to her sons.
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