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Halilović (IT-01-48) “Grabovica-Uzdol

Trial Judgment: 16 November 2005; Appeal Judgment: 16 October 2007

Sefer Halilović, deputy commander and chief of the Supreme Command Staff of the ABiH, stood trial for allegedly having exercised control and command over brigades of the ABiH which were deployed from Sarajevo to Grabovica and participated in the Grabovica massacre of Bosnian Croats. The prosecution accused him of superior criminal liability for violations of the laws or customs for murder.

In 2005, the Trial Chamber found Halilović not guilty on the grounds that the prosecution did not prove that Halilović had effective control over the troops in Grabovica. In 2007, the Appeals Chamber upheld the Trial Chamber’s decision.