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Jadranko Prlić

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President  Mate Boban
Name  Jadranko Prlic
Profession  Economist, politician
Role  Politician

Allegiance  Herzeg-Bosnia Croatia
Years of service  1992-1995
Siblings  Drazan Prlic
Jadranko Prlic SENSE Agency Cases
Born  10 June 1959 Dakovo, PR Croatia, Yugoslavia (1959-06-10)
Political party  Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma mater  Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo
Party  Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Books  Return to Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-conflict Period
Education  University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business Sarajevo
Battles and wars  Bosnian War, Croat–Bosniak War

Service/branch  Croatian Defence Council

Presuda estorci iz herceg bosne hrvatska izvr ila agresiju na bih 29 05 2013

Jadranko Prlić ([jâdraːŋko př̩ːlit͡ɕ]; born 10 June 1959) is a Croat politician who held the position of Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, an unrecognized entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 1992 to 1996. From 1994 to 1996 he was the Defence Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and from 1996 to 2001 the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In May 2013, in a first instance verdict, he was sentenced to 25 years by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes against Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslim) during the Croat–Bosniak War.


Early life

Jadranko Prlić Jadranko Prli puten na privremenu slobodu N1 BA

Around 1975, he joined the League of Communists. In 1987, he received his doctorate from the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo. He passed through all levels of professorship before becoming a full professor. In 1988, he became a mayor of Mostar and in 1989 he became the Vice-President of the state Executive Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During and immediately after the 1990 elections he held the position of Acting President of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Government. In early March 1992, he travelled to the United States to study the American approach to market economics. Upon his return to Mostar the city was under siege and Prlić joined the Croatian Defence Council and took active participation in war.


The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indictment states that as a leading politician of the Croatian Defence Council or HVO in the early 1990s Prlić had almost total power and control of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia government. Therefore, as the leader of the HVO government he had the power to remove, military civilian commanders who had taken part of ordered crimes against humanity. He had the power to close HVO concentrations camps.


He was charged with:

Jadranko Prlić Former Bosnian Croat president Jadranko Prlic and top officials
  • 9 counts of grave breaches of the Geneva conventions (wilful killing; inhuman treatment (sexual assault); unlawful deportation of a civilian; unlawful transfer of a civilian; unlawful confinement of a civilian; inhuman treatment (conditions of confinement); inhuman treatment; extensive destruction of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly; appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly)
  • 9 counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (cruel treatment (conditions of confinement); cruel treatment; unlawful labour; wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or destruction not justified by military necessity; destruction or wilful damage done to institutions dedicated to religion or education; plunder of public or private property; unlawful attack on civilians; unlawful infliction of terror on civilians; cruel treatment)
  • 8 counts of crimes against humanity (persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds; murder; rape; deportation; inhumane acts (forcible transfer); imprisonment; inhumane acts (conditions of confinement); inhumane acts)
  • On 29 May 2013, in a first instance verdict, the ICTY sentenced Prlić to 25 years in prison. The tribunal also convicted five other war time leaders of the joint trial: defence minister of Herzeg-Bosnia Bruno Stojić (20 years), military officers Slobodan Praljak (20 years) and Milivoj Petković (20 years), military police commander Valentin Ćorić (20 years), and head of prisoner exchanges and detention facilities Berislav Pušić (16 years). The Chamber ruled, by majority, with the presiding judge Jean-Claude Antonetti dissenting, that they took part in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) against the non-Croat population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It concluded that "in the majority of cases, the crimes committed were not the random acts of a few unruly soldiers. On the contrary, these crimes were the result of a plan drawn up by members of the JCE whose goal was to permanently remove the Muslim population from Herceg-Bosna." The Chamber also ruled, by majority, that the JCE included the President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman, defence minister Gojko Šušak, and general Janko Bobetko. However, on 19 July 2016 the Appeals Chamber in the case announced that the "Trial Chamber made no explicit findings concerning [Tudjman's, Šušak's and Bobetko's] participation in the JCE and did not find [them] guilty of any crimes."

    The Appeal judgement in the case is expected by the end of 2017.


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