The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.
As the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo stages a new organ-trafficking investigation, prosecutor Jonathan Ratel discusses the recent Medicus clinic convictions and the suspects who remain at large.
Macedonia has yet to face up to what happened in its 2001 conflict with Albanian rebels, says Biljana Vankovska, an advocate for Balkan reconciliation initiative RECOM.
When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.
Senjanovic, co-founder of the iconoclastic Croatian political magazine Feral Tribune, directed his critical wit against nationalists and warmongers before and after the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
The debate on war crimes courts at the UN General Assembly could have been a genuine chance to examine international justice and reconciliation, but it was marred by politically-motivated rhetoric.
Teenagers from Bosnia’s divided north-east came together at a youth peace camp near Sarajevo and found they could break down barriers that have torn their communities apart.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
The recent revival of hate speech, mainly targeting Serbs, presents an unwelcome challenge for the government - and for the country as it prepares to join the EU.
Kosovo has started work on a reconciliation strategy, but relatives of victims of the war and its violent aftermath are sceptical that justice can be done, 14 years after the conflict ended.
Paramilitary Veselin Vlahovic, alias ‘Batko’, who was given Bosnia’s longest ever war crimes sentence, became a notorious figure during the siege of Sarajevo because of his brutality.
Twenty years ago, the Bosnian Army started digging a tunnel underneath Sarajevo airport which would become the besieged city’s only relief route and a symbol of its resistance.
As Kosovo dismantles its remaining Yugoslav-era heritage, the memorial to WW2 fighters is to make way for a complex dedicated to independence leader Ibrahim Rugova.
A Yugoslav Army brigade’s military assaults on eight Kosovo villages that killed 885 people in 1999 have now been fully documented, but Serbia may never prosecute its commander.
In the Balkans’ biggest refugee camp, Roma who fled the Kosovo war have spent months without electricity in metal containers after the huts they used to live in burned down.