srebrenica-s-first-serb-mayor-tries-to-escape-the-past-03-22-2017 22 Mar 17 Srebrenica’s First Serb Mayor Tries to Escape the Past

Mladen Grujicic, Srebrenica’s first Serb mayor, says he wants to look beyond the trauma of war and the bitterly-contested genocide debate to seek a better future for the depopulated, impoverished town.

serbian-presidential-candidates-avoid-painful-war-issues-03-17-2017 21 Mar 17 Serbian Presidential Candidates Avoid ‘Painful’ War Issues

The candidates running for the Serbian presidency have avoided discussing the country’s role in the 1990s conflicts because they have no interest in post-war justice or fear losing votes, human rights campaigners argue.

croatia-hopes-for-exoneration-in-bosnia-war-crimes-appeal-03-17-2017 17 Mar 17 Croatia Hopes for Exoneration in Bosnia War Crimes Appeal

Croatia is hoping that it will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina during appeals in The Hague against the war crimes convictions of six former Bosnian Croat leaders.

genocide-appeal-s-rejection-sends-bosnia-critical-message-03-10-2017 10 Mar 17 Genocide Appeal’s Rejection Sends Bosnia Critical Message

The International Court of Justice’s refusal to consider an application to review its 2007 ruling in Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia could shake up the political scene and offer the country some vital lessons.

croatia-s-undemocratic-past-creates-present-day-problems-03-06-2017 06 Mar 17 Croatia’s Undemocratic Past Creates Present-Day Problems

It remains unclear how a new government-appointed body which will examine how to deal with the legacy of Croatia’s pro-Nazi and Communist regimes can resolve divisions over the country’s history.

kosovo-serbia-and-the-senseless-battle-of-new-york-03-03-2017 03 Mar 17 Kosovo, Serbia and the Senseless Battle of New York

Officials from Kosovo and Serbia clashed spectacularly at the UN Security Council again this week, but their aggressive moral posturing does little to address the wartime past or prevent future problems.

bosnia-mocks-politicians-over-genocide-letter-scandal--03-03-2017 03 Mar 17 Bosnia Mocks Politicians over Genocide Letter ‘Scandal’

There have been cynical reactions to state presidency members’ furious dispute over a letter from the International Court of Justice about Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia, which was opened before reaching Sarajevo.

mitrovica-s-flashpoint-bridge-symbolises-kosovo-s-divisions-03-01-2017 02 Mar 17 Mitrovica’s Flashpoint Bridge Symbolises Kosovo’s Divisions

The bridge across the river dividing the Kosovo town of Mitrovica into ethnic Albanian and Serb areas is being reopened, but its history as a focus for tensions means locals are wary about expecting progress.

state-holiday-celebration-exposes-bosnia-s-deep-divide-02-28-2017 01 Mar 17 Independence Day Events Expose Bosnia’s Deep Divide

Official commemorations of the anniversary of the March 1992 referendum that paved the way for Bosnia’s independence from Yugoslavia have triggered a new legal dispute in the deeply divided state.

photos-capture-flashpoints-in-yugoslavia-s-violent-break-up-02-24-2017 28 Feb 17 Photos Capture Flashpoints in Yugoslavia’s Violent Collapse

An exhibition entitled ‘Lessons from ’91’ documents crucial moments in the break-up of Yugoslavia and aims to ask questions about the use of photographs as propaganda during wartime.

bosnian-serb-leaders-mull-retaliation-for-genocide-appeal-02-26-2017 27 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs Mull Retaliation for Genocide Case Appeal

Politicians in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are debating their response to Sarajevo’s genocide case appeal against Serbia, which threatens to turn into one of the biggest crises since the war.

bosnia-s-divided-stolac-braces-for-disputed-poll-rerun-02-14-2017 14 Feb 17 Bosnia’s Divided Stolac Braces for Disputed Poll Rerun

The town of Stolac has been economically depressed and divided by post-war political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by violence at last October’s local election, which is now set for a rerun.

america-s-hidden-bosnian-war-criminals-face-determined-foe-02-10-2017 13 Feb 17 America’s Hidden Bosnian War Criminals Face Determined Foe

Michael MacQueen, who tracks down Bosnian war crimes suspects in the US, looks back on years of bringing human rights violators to justice in the face of complex court procedures and delays.

pancevo-serbia-s-industrial-melting-pot-02-09-2017 10 Feb 17 Tolerance and Tensions in Serbia’s Industrial Melting Pot

Despite sporadic incidents of ethnic violence in the 1990s, the industrial city of Pancevo is home to 27 different ethnic groups and has accommodated several waves of refugees from the war years.

photographer-tells-story-of-serbia-s-turbulent-1990s-02-08-2017 09 Feb 17 Photographer Tells Story of Serbia’s Turbulent 1990s

The decade of wars, repression, hyperinflation and protests is documented through a young man’s eyes in a new exhibition of pictures by Serbian photographer Srdjan Veljovic.

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