"Hague and Serbia both contaminated with corruption"
BELGRADE -- The Hague Tribunal's acquittal on appeal of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač was "a disgrace of justice", says a former judge of the Serbian Supreme Court.
Speaking for B92 in Belgrade on Monday, Zoran Ivošević identified the problem faced by the UN war crimes court as "the same syndrome" as that experienced by Serbia - corruption.
"We too are contaminated with the same disease, both us and them are in metastasis," Ivošević said in his reaction to the Hague ruling, which he sees as "victory of injustice".
"If the executive branch of power is leading the way in that corruption, then we have that as well. There is this unbearable urge that the executive power has to impose itself on the judicial and lawmaking authorities, and act as it did during the time of (Josip) Broz," Ivošević said, in reference to the late Yugoslav communist dictator.
This former judge says that Serbia's courts are "also prone to corruption", and sees the Constitution "as being fairly guilty":
"It contains the principle of division (of powers), but it allows the political power's influence over the judicial power."
November 16, 2012 | 12:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The International Day for Tolerance is marked today and Equality Protection Commissioner Nevena Petrušić warns that intolerance is still widely spread.
November 19, 2012 | 14:26 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Patriarch Irinej has said that the Church will continue to assist top state officials in their efforts to preserve Kosovo and Metohija as part of Serbia.
November 19, 2012 | 16:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
TIMISOARA -- Leaders of the Union of Serbs in Romania met with a Serbian parliament official on Monday to stressed the need for changes to the Law on Citizenship.
November 15, 2012 | 14:19 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The print version of the Belgrade-based Press tabloid will no longer be published as of Friday, it has been confirmed on Thursday.
November 13, 2012 | 12:18 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
LONDON -- Serbia's Novak Djokovic scored a triumph in a dramatic grand final of the season-ending event in London late on Monday.
November 15, 2012 | 10:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Constitutional Court of Serbia (USS) has rejected a request to ban right-wing organizations Serbian National Movement (SNP) 1389 and SNP Naši.
November 14, 2012 | 18:13 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Head of the Islamic Community of Serbia Mufti Adem Zilkić says that a fatwa issued against him represented an abuse of Koran quotes and holy norms.
November 18, 2012 | 15:22 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE, BANJA LUKA -- Memorial services for the Serb victims of the Operation Storm were held in Belgrade’s St. Mark’s Church and Banja Luka’s Holy Trinity Church on Sunday.
November 18, 2012 | 15:53 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Representatives of donor companies, m:tel and B92 Fund have delivered new baby incubators to hospitals in Sarajevo.