Legal News of the Day: ICTY Upholds Lukic’s Life Sentence

On Tuesday, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia upheld Milan Lukic’s life sentence.  Lukic, the Bosnian Serb commander sentenced to life in prison for crimes that include burning 100-plus people alive during the Bosnian War, had submitted eight appeals against his crimes against humanity and violations of the customs of war convictions on counts of murder, persecution, extermination cruel treatment and other inhumane acts against Bosnian Muslims.  This is the first time ever that the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY has upheld a life imprisonment sentence.  Also on Tuesday, the Appeals Chamber reduced the sentence of Lukic’s cousin, Sredoje Lukic, from 30 years to 27 years.