Vladan Batić

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Vladan Batić
Владан Батић
Vladan Batić MC.jpg
Minister of Justice
In office
25 January 2001 – 3 March 2004
Succeeded by Zoran Stojković
Personal details
Born (1949-07-27)27 July 1949
Obrenovac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died 29 December 2010(2010-12-29) (aged 61)
Obrenovac, Serbia
Political party DSS (1992-1997)
DHSS (1997-2010)
Alma mater Belgrade Law School

Vladan Batić (Serbian: Владан Батић; 27 July 1949 – 29 December 2010)[1] was a Serbian politician. He graduated from the University of Belgrade's Law School. He was the Minister of Justice in the Serbian Government from 2000 to 2003. In 2001, Batić announced that warrants would be made for the arrests of former persons in power before the 5 October uprising of 2000 who were suspected of misconduct through abuse of power. It was this campaign which eventually led to the surrender of Slobodan Milošević to police as an alternative to forced arrest,[citation needed] and the first step to his extradition to the ICTY.

In 2004 he ran for Serbian Presidency in the election.[2] At the time of his death Batić was the President of the Christian Democratic Party of Serbia and since 2007 a Member of Parliament as a part of his party's bloc formed with their coalition partner the Liberal Democratic Party.

Batić reappeared in international news media spotlight when he testified before a Nicosia court that billions of dollars belonging to the Serbia had been smuggled out of the country by the ousted Milošević administration during the UN sanctions on the country, by use of offshore corporations in Cyprus registered by the former law office of the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos. Batić had been pursuing the affair since 2002.[3]

Batić died on 29 December 2010 from throat cancer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ex-justice minister and MP dies". B92 News. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ OSCE/ODIHR/Council of Europe (28 June 2004). "International Election Observation Mission Republic of Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro) Presidential Election Second Round, 27 June 2004" (pdf). Belgrade: United Nations. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Charalambous, Loucas (12 March 2006). "Taking the Serbian people for a ride". Cyprus Mail. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.