Skip to comments.Montenegrin premier to be arrested if he enters Italy - Italian official
Posted on 06/17/2005 1:14:16 PM PDT by Destro
Montenegrin premier to be arrested if he enters Italy - Italian official
Jun 15, 2005, 18:20 GMT
Excerpt from report by B.St: "Amoroso entitled "Arrest warrant awaits Djukanovic in Italy" published by the Montenegrin newspaper Dan on 15 June
Robert Amoroso, a legal adviser in the Italian Foreign Ministry, has said that the Italian authorities would arrest Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic if he entered Italy. Amoroso told Dan that he believed that Djukanovic would never be arrested in Montenegro. According to him, two conditions must be met if Djukanovic is to be arrested in Montenegro.
"I do not think there is a legal instrument we can use to arrest Djukanovic in Montenegro. As far as Italy is concerned, such a move became possible following the Court of Cassation ruling in January 2005. Two conditions must be met in order to bring the Montenegrin prime minister before an Italian court and this has not happened so far. The first condition is to have an agreement between Italy and Serbia-Montenegro and that your authorities arrest Djukanovic. There is no such agreement. Another necessary element that is absent is an agreement on extradition which would allow your country to transfer Djukanovic to Italy following the arrest," Amoroso said, pointing out that he was speaking for himself.
He pointed out other legal examples linked to Serbia-Montenegro and commented about the polemics regarding Djukanovic's immunity. He said that the Italian court discussed at length the issue of Djukanovic's possible international immunity and whether he could be arrested.
"We discussed this issue at length. We had reasons for and against. The legal reasons were hard to distinguish from the political ones so it was difficult to form a definite opinion. The final decision was taken by the Italian supreme court [Court of Cassation]. They ruled that Djukanovic does not enjoy international immunity from prosecution because Montenegro is a part of a federal state. If he came to Italy, the Italian police would, naturally, arrest him. Djukanovic will be arrested if he ever sets foot in Italy," Amoroso pointed out.
Source: Dan, Podgorica, in Serbian 15 Jun 05 p7
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Ahh ... THAT's Italian!
What about diplomatic immunity?
To put pressure on the president Milosevic and to break up what was left of Yugoslavia.
Why do the police want to arrest him? He is a mafia don - hei gang makes money from smuggling cigarettes and heroin.
Just a question, what ethnicity are you?
a) How that question relates to the truthfulness of my claims
b) It is not your business
c) All depends how you define ethnicity
Pick a, b or c
A) It doesnt, I want to understand the situation from all sides and because you seemed to have a lot of knowledge on the situation, I wondered where you were coming from. I dont know anything about this so, it just helps to know.
B) Its not but I was merely inquring, a simple "i dont want to tell you" could have worked, I suppose I don't need to know
C) What group of people do you associate yourself with... ie. Albanians, Bosniaks, Serbs, Montenegrians, Croats, Macedonians, Greeks, Roma, etc...
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