bosnian-war-crimes-suspects-shun-plea-bargains-08-24-2016 25 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Suspects Shun Plea Bargains

Fewer than 30 plea bargains have been made in war crimes cases, even though prosecutors say they often yield information about mass graves or about other perpetrators of atrocities.

kosovo-war-ex-prisoners-fear-arrest-in-serbia-08-22-2016 25 Aug 16 Kosovo War Ex-Prisoners Fear Arrest in Serbia

Kosovo Albanians detained during wartime by the Serbian authorities still fear that they could be re-arrested, as the case of a man held last week at the Croatia-Serbia border highlighted.

kosovo-s-thaci-seeks-new-peacemaker-image-08-24-2016 24 Aug 16 Kosovo’s Thaci Seeks New ‘Peacemaker’ Image

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, a wartime guerrilla leader, has been embracing reconciliation by commemorating murdered Serbs, but analysts question whether he is sincere or just trying to win international approval.

bosnian-serbs-divided-over-controversial-referendum-08-23-2016 24 Aug 16 Bosnian Serbs Divided over Controversial Referendum

Next month’s referendum in Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity is seen by some Serbs as a move to defend their rights, but others claim it’s a waste of money staged only for political advantage.

sarajevo-siege-film-explores-legacy-of-trauma-08-18-2016 19 Aug 16 Sarajevo Siege Film Explores Legacy of Trauma

The crew behind ‘Sarajevo Roses’, which has just premiered in the Bosnian capital, say they hope their documentary about how people have dealt with their wartime traumas will help others.

milosevic-s-old-allies-celebrate-his-innocence--08-16-2016 16 Aug 16 Milosevic’s Old Allies Celebrate His ‘Innocence’

Disputed claims that the Hague Tribunal said that Slobodan Milosevic was innocent are being trumpeted by Serbian ministers, but analysts believe they are trying to whitewash the country’s wartime past.

kosovo-bridge-restoration-brings-optimism-in-divided-mitrovica-08-15-2016 15 Aug 16 Kosovo Bridge Restoration Brings Optimism in Divided Mitrovica

Serbs and Albanians in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo welcomed the start of renovations on its bridge as a sign that normal relations between the city’s residents could be restored.

sarajevo-s-firefighters-recall-a-city-in-flames-08-11-2016 12 Aug 16 Sarajevo’s Firefighters Recall a City in Flames

During the siege of Sarajevo, the city’s firefighters battled thousands of blazes while trying to dodge sniper bullets and shells, risking their own lives to save others.

critics-take-aim-at-new-kosovo-war-court-08-11-2016 11 Aug 16 Critics Take Aim at New Kosovo War Court

The new Dutch-based ‘special court’ that will try senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures is expected to issue indictments soon, but inside Kosovo, anger about the court continues to simmer.

bosnian-war-crimes-convicts-pay-to-stay-free-08-09-2016 10 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Convicts Pay to Stay Free

Bosnian courts have allowed five war crimes convicts to avoid serving their prison sentences by paying a fine, BIRN has found - a practice which critics claim makes a mockery of justice.

kosovo-genocide-suit-against-serbia-likely-to-fail--08-08-2016 09 Aug 16 Kosovo Genocide Suit Against Serbia ‘Likely to Fail’

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s proposed plan to bring a genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the International Court of Justice for atrocities during the 1998-99 war has little chance of success, experts suggest.

bosnian-war-memorials-become-political-battleground-08-08-2016 08 Aug 16 Bosnian War Memorials Become Political Battleground

Depending on which ethnic group is in control, local authorities allow some war victims to erect memorials but deny others - causing tensions which are exacerbated by the lack of state legislation on monuments.

will-serbia-ever-try-generals-for-kosovo-crimes--08-08-2016 08 Aug 16 Will Serbia Ever Try Generals for Kosovo Crimes?

Two years after the Serbian prosecution started investigating a Yugoslav Army general for allegedly ordering attacks on Kosovo villages that left 120 civilians dead in 1999, no military official has been indicted.

serbian-war-crimes-boast-highlights-prosecution-failures-08-05-2016 05 Aug 16 Serbian War Crimes Boast Highlights Prosecution Failures

Despite Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s claim that his country has the best record on war crimes prosecution in the Balkans, data suggests that Serbia is lagging behind neighbours Bosnia and Croatia.

serb-refugee-villagers-dream-of-lost-croatian-homes-08-03-2016 04 Aug 16 Serb Refugee Villagers Dream of Lost Croatian Homes

In the refugee village of Busije, people still cherish the memories of the homes in Croatia that they fled because of the Zagreb military’s Operation Storm in August 1995.

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