Independently or in coordination with other responsible bodies in Croatia (DORH, MUP, VSOA) SOA collects information and documentation for purposes of confirming circumstances of committed war crimes during the Homeland War. Special efforts are made in identifying perpetrators of war crimes, whether they be directly involved or indirectly throughout the chain of command. There are also efforts in identifying possible witnesses for investigative and judicial processes.
Of particular significance are SOA activities in confirming locations of individual and mass graves of war crime victims. SOA independently or in coordination with other Croatian bodies (the Veterans Ministry, MUP, VSOA) collects information on burial locations of missing persons from the Homeland War, information on persons that had participated in these burials/relocating as well as information on persons having knowledge of the same. We have made a significant contribution in confirming the status of persons listed as missing by the Veterans Ministry and International Red Cross.
Our activities are also directed at confirming the locations of persons on Croatia’s arrest warrant lists who are in hiding from judicial process for crimes committed.