Iain Edwards has been assigned by the Registrar of the MICT for the defence of Jovica Stanišić. The client was the head of the Serbian state security service within the Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1991 to 1998. He is jointly charged with his deputy with persecution, murder, deportation and forcible transfer as crimes against humanity, and murder as a war crime.
The client is being retried after he was acquitted on all counts before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The case is temporally and geographically broad in scope, involving alleged crimes committed against Croat, Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat and other non-Serb civilian populations within large areas of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1991 and 1995. The trial is likely to start in the spring.