a-war-crime-shrouded-in-silence 18 Dec 14 A War Crime Shrouded in Silence

The murder and rape of pregnant women by fighters during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains one of the least-researched aspects of wartime brutality.

why-arkan-s-exploits-aren-t-news-in-serbia 17 Dec 14 Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice 08 Dec 14 Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

why-serbia-s-leaders-fear-vojislav-seselj-1 05 Dec 14 Why Serbia’s Leaders Fear Vojislav Seselj

The release of war crimes defendant Seselj has brought back memories of the murky nationalist past of his former allies, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic.

albania-aiding-eulex-bribery-probe-in-kosovo 17 Nov 14 Albania Aiding EULEX Bribery Probe in Kosovo

Albania prosecutors are helping their Kosovo counterparts investigate corruption allegations against EULEX judge Francesco Florit, BIRN can reveal.

seselj-return-promises-to-shake-up-serbia 14 Nov 14 Seselj Homecoming Promises to Shake Up Serbia

The homecoming of the ultra-nationalist leader - who is on trial for war crimes in The Hague - will add a new element of drama to the political scene.

seselj-returns-to-greater-serbia-politics 13 Nov 14 Seselj Revives the Rhetoric of the 1990s

Nationalist songs, anti-Western slogans and roasted pork: the return of war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj from the Hague Tribunal looked like an attempt to return to Serbia’s recent past.

scandal-and-suspicion-at-the-eu-s-kosovo-mission-1 07 Nov 14 Scandal and Suspicion at the EU’s Kosovo Mission

Evidence of corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo may not be compelling, but indications that EULEX initially ignored its own prosecutor’s suspicions are much stronger.

macedonia-ethnic-terrorism-verdict-details-revealed 28 Oct 14 Macedonia Ethnic Terrorism Verdict Motives Revealed

As six ethnic Albanians appeal against their terrorism convictions for the murders of five Macedonians, BIRN can reveal the court’s reasons for their life sentences in the ethnically-charged case.

kosovo-mountain-community-faces-educational-identity-crisis 27 Oct 14 Kosovo Mountain Village Faces Educational Identity Crisis

In the village of Restelica, home to an unusual minority language-speaking community, parents must decide whether their children’s future is better served by a Kosovo education or a Serbian one.

robert-donia-radovan-karadzic-architect-of-the-bosnian-genocide 22 Oct 14 Exploring the Mind of Radovan Karadzic

A new biography says the former Bosnian Serb leader was no madman but a calculating killer who knew exactly what he was doing.

bosnia-s-search-for-bones-and-truth 17 Oct 14 Bosnia’s Search for Bones and Truth

A year after Bosnia’s largest mass grave was found in Tomasica, the incredible story of its discovery highlights victims’ families desperate attempts to gain justice from the authorities.

montenegro-refugees-alerted-over-legal-resdence-deadline 03 Oct 14 Montenegro’s Kosovo Refugees in Legal Deadline Countdown

More than 4,000 Kosovo refugees, mainly Roma, have just three months left to apply for residency in Montenegro or they could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and have to leave.

intelligence-chiefs-trial-promises-yugoslav-spy-revelations 24 Sep 14 Intelligence Chiefs’ Trial Promises Yugoslav Spy Revelations

The murder trial of former Yugoslav spy bosses Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic could expose the past crimes and continued influence of intelligence service officials in Croatia.

extremists-stir-up-tensions-in-serbia-s-sandzak 23 Sep 14 Extremists Stir Up Tensions in Serbia’s Sandzak

Calls for the formation of an Islamic army and threats of violence by Serb nationalists have fostered feelings of unease in Serbia’s ethnically-mixed Sandzak region.

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