2010-04-30, Strasbourg, France. TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), a Swiss NGO, filed three applications against BiH with the European Court of Human Rights: Fikret Bacic v. BiH, Zijad Bacic v. BiH and Horozovic v. BiH. The applications arise from the killings of Bacic and Horozovic families, and the enforced disappearance of Refik Bacic, perpetrated by Serb forces in the village of Zecovi near Prijedor in July 1992. Since then, BiH authorities have not conducted any investigation into the killings nor instituted criminal proceedings even though the identities of some of the perpetrators are known to the witnesses of the events and even though the applicants have contacted, on numerous occasions, BiH authorities. The applications allege that BiH violated Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of torture) and 5 (right to personal liberty) in conjunction with Articles 1 (obligation to respect human rights) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The applicants are represented by the ACT (Advocacy Center – TRIAL), that is the NGO’s branch office in Sarajevo.
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