Although the European Court of Human Rights had the ability to do so, it did not ordered to Bosnia and Herzegovina to repeat its proceedings in the case of Damjanovic and Maktouf, but it deemed sufficient to conclude that their rights were violated and to award them the litigation costs. Thus, Bosnia and Herzegovina has no obligation to repeat these two proceedings in order to implement the verdict of the European Court.
On the third day of presentation of its closing statement the Defence of Veselin Batko Vlahovic, who is charged with crimes in Sarajevo, analyses the counts, which, in the opinion of the Defence, the Prosecution has not managed to prove.
The State Prosecution believes they have proven that Veselin Vlahovic known as Batko is guilty of all offences, as outlined in the indictment. They stated, furthermore, that even the highest sentence possible for these offences is not sufficient to punish Vlahovic for the reign of terror he brought to the Sarajevo neighborhoods of Grbavica, Vraca and Kovacici in 1992.