Una Hotel

Location: Novi Grad/Bosanski Novi

Importance of the locality:

From May to August 1992, the Una Hotel was used by the VRS as a detention facility for Bosniaks and Croats from Novi Grad/Bosanski Novi i the surrounding municipalities. The conditions were harsh, prisoners were kept in a 15m2 room without windows or toilet facilities. In addition to daily abuse, humiliation and beatings, more than ten prisoners were killed at the Una Hotel.

Entity: Republika Srpska

Ethnic group: Bosniaks

Area that victims came from: Bosanski Novi/Novi Grad

Responsibility: MUP RS, VRS

Court trials:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted a number of people under the command responsibility doctrine for crimes committed in Bosanska Krajina. Radoslav Brđanin, president of the Crisis Staff of the Krajina Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Momčilo Krajišnik, Speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Biljana Plavšić, wartime member of the Presidency of Republika Srpska, was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Stojan Župljanin, police commander in Banja Luka, was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Radovan Karadžić, as the president of Republika Srpska and commander in chief of its armed forces, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Data source: ICTY (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 18.10.2016.


Updated: 03.02.2020


Army of Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina - ARBiH
Security services command centre - CSB
Herzeg Bosnia - HB
Croat Defense Forces - HOS
Army of Croatia - HV
Croat Defense Council - HVO
Yugoslav National Army - JNA
International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
Ministry of Interior - MUP
People's Defense of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia - NO APZB
Police station - SJB
Serb Army of Krajina - SVK
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Army of Republic of Srpska - VRS
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