The Appeals Chamber of the ICTY called Croatia and BiH to assist in locating the assets of General Slobodan Praljak and in that way to help the Court charge the amount of 2.8 million Euros spent on defense.
The two countries have been given deadline until 5th April, until when they need to write which measures can be taken to restore the funds of Praljak claimed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
More than 3 years ago, the Hague court concluded that Praljak has a property that allows him to finance the costs of his defense and asked to reimburse the court with 2.8 million euros that the ICTY spent paying the costs of his defense.
The Appeals Chamber concluded that the Praljak did not respond to calls by the Secretariat in order to pay the amount at once or in installments, so it decided to take new steps assuming that Praljak has assets in BiH and Croatia.
Therefore, the Court called on the two countries to declare what they can do to help the court regarding the previously mentioned issue.