vukovar-battle-anniversary-highlights-croatia-divisions 25 Aug 14 Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

srebrenica-survivor-seeks-dutch-peacekeepers-prosecution 18 Aug 14 Srebrenica Survivor Seeks Dutch Peacekeepers’ Prosecution

After the Netherlands was found guilty of failing to prevent his father and brother’s killings in 1995, a Srebrenica survivor wants Dutch commanders who were supposed to protect them to be prosecuted.

an-end-to-suspicions-about-kosovo-s-just-war 13 Aug 14 An End to Suspicions About Kosovo’s ‘Just War’?

Human rights campaigners hope that a new special court to prosecute suspected post-war crimes against humanity by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will finally deal with allegations about abductions and organ trafficking.

croatia-s-language-dispute-leaves-minorities-nervous-1 12 Aug 14 Croatia’s Language Dispute Leaves Minorities Nervous

Croatia’s constitutional court will soon decide if there will be a referendum on reducing ethnic minorities’ language rights – a move which could encourage nationalist extremism, experts warn.

the-criminal-consequences-of-kosovo-s-post-war-disorder 06 Aug 14 The Criminal Consequences of Kosovo’s Post-War Disorder

An EU prosecutor’s accusations of ethnic cleansing by Kosovo Liberation Army commanders after the war in 1999 offers uncomfortable truths for the West as well as Kosovo itself.

the-long-dark-shadow-of-croatia-s-victorious-campaign 05 Aug 14 The Lost Victims of Croatia’s Victorious Campaign

Nineteen years after Croatian forces seized back swathes of territory from Serb control during ‘Operation Storm’, relatives of those killed are still demanding answers from Zagreb about their loved ones’ fates. 

divisive-memorials-are-holding-back-bosnia 24 Jul 14 Divisive Memorials Are Holding Back Bosnia

As people in Prijedor mark the anniversary of their relatives' wartime deaths, are ethnically exclusive memorials - designed to fit one narrative only - hampering reconciliation in Bosnia?

the-problem-with-the-kosovo-war-rape-petition 23 Jul 14 The Problem with the Kosovo War Rape Petition

A campaign in Kosovo urging the UN to investigate wartime rapes shows the failure of local institutions to do anything themselves, highlights prejudiced attitudes towards victims and cannot bring justice.

how-albanian-discontent-fuelled-macedonia-s-ethnic-protests 22 Jul 14 How Albanian Discontent Fuelled Macedonia’s Ethnic Protests

Recent protests in Macedonia sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians were caused by deep mistrust in the country’s judiciary, seasoned political observer Ismet Ramadani tells BIRN.

eu-shrinks-kosovo-rule-of-law-mission 18 Jul 14 EU Shrinks Kosovo Rule-of-Law Mission

The EU’s rule-of-law mission, EULEX, is cutting personnel and reducing its role in war crimes and corruption cases, but some are not sure if Kosovo can deal with sensitive prosecutions itself.

living-with-the-tragic-legacy-of-srebrenica 15 Jul 14 Living With the Tragic Legacy of Srebrenica

A new book, ‘Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide’, examines the devastating impact that the 1995 massacres had on Bosnian society as well as the people who lived through it.

srebrenica-s-forgotten-legacy-war-criminals-in-the-us 11 Jul 14 Srebrenica’s Forgotten Legacy - War Criminals in the US

As Bosnians the world over mark the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, survivors deserve to know why so many Bosnian Serb fighters involved in the slaughter have since found sanctuary in America.

srebrenica-anniversary-genocide-convicts-serving-500-years 11 Jul 14 Srebrenica Anniversary: Genocide Convicts Serving 500 Years

As the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres is commemorated, 30 Bosnian Serbs have so far been jailed for a total of 568 years for genocide and other crimes in July 1995.

srebrenica-anniversary-the-rape-victims-testimonies 11 Jul 14 Srebrenica Anniversary: The Rape Victims’ Testimonies

Some of the women who were raped by Bosnian Serb soldiers at the time of the Srebrenica massacres in July 1995 have found the courage to conquer their fears and speak out.

srebrenica-anniversary-the-netherlands-on-trial 10 Jul 14 Srebrenica Anniversary: The Netherlands on Trial

Srebrenica victims’ families are awaiting a landmark judgement in their lawsuit against the Netherlands over accusations that Dutch peacekeepers failed to prevent their relatives’ deaths in 1995.

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