Prosecutor v. Todorović

Citation: IT-95-9/1

Link to the full case: http://www.icty.org/case/todorovic/4

Trial Judgment: 31 July 2001


Stevan Todorović was the chief of police and member of the Serb Crisis Staff in Bosanski Šamac, located in north-eastern BiH. He was tried for:

  • having planned, instigated, ordered committed or otherwise aided and abetted the planning, preparation, or execution of the forcible take-over by Serb forces of Bosanski Šamac

  • the murders, sexual assaults, and beatings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats

  • the unlawful arrest, detention, or confinement of Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats

  • the cruel and inhume treatment of Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats

  • the deportation, forcible transfer, and expulsion of non-Serbs from their homes and villages

  • and the issuance of orders which violated the rights of the Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Muslim civilians to equal treatment under the law.

He was charged on the basis of individual and superior criminal liability, of crimes against humanity for persecution, deportation, murder, inhumane acts, rape, and torture, of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions for unlawful deportation, willful killing, willfully causing great suffering, and torture or inhuman treatment, and of violations of the laws or customs of war for murder, cruel treatment, humiliating and degrading treatment, and torture. The Trial Chamber accepted his plea of guilt in 2001 and sentenced Todorović to 10 years’ imprisonment.


Summary based on notes from the IJRC