boyhood-memories-of-auschwitz-70-years-on 27 Jan 15 Boyhood Memories of Auschwitz, 70 Years On

As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is marked, one of its last inmates, Oleg Mandic from Croatia, recalls his imprisonment in the death camp at the age of 11.

the-art-of-post-war-trauma 22 Jan 15 The Art of Post-War Trauma

Serbian artist Vladimir Miladinovic, whose latest project focuses on mass graves of Kosovo Albanians near Belgrade, has made the wartime past a theme of his work.

a-serbian-guide-to-ruining-reputations 20 Jan 15 A Serbian Guide to Ruining Reputations

False allegations against the Serbian war crimes prosecution and the enforced retirement of the prosecutor suggest that powerful people are still trying to hide the truth about the 1990s conflicts.

hague-tribunal-faces-a-dramatic-2015 19 Jan 15 Hague Tribunal Faces a Dramatic 2015

Verdicts in the high-profile war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic and Goran Hadzic are due this year, while the controversy over the release of Vojislav Seselj looks set to continue.

serbia-s-war-crimes-crusader-leaves-the-battlefield 15 Jan 15 Serbia’s War Crimes Crusader Leaves the Battlefield

After Belgrade’s chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic “stirred up a hornet’s nest” by going after Serb suspects, he is now being forced to step down by the authorities.

serbia-blocks-payment-to-bosnian-torture-victims 14 Jan 15 Serbia Blocks Payment to Bosnian Torture Victims

Two detainees tortured at the Sljivovica wartime detention camp in Serbia have not received compensation awarded to them because Belgrade’s public attorney’s office has demanded the case be reviewed.

belgrade-s-last-refugee-camp-endures-another-winter 13 Jan 15 Belgrade’s Last Refugee Camp Endures Another Winter

The New Year has not brought changes for the Serbs who fled the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and still live in a rundown refugee centre on the capital’s outskirts.

bosnian-court-favours-defendant-over-victim-s-rights 08 Jan 15 Bosnian Court Criticised for Shielding Sex-Case Indictees

Recent decisions to close war crimes trials involving sexual abuse to the public to protect indictees’ family lives have been criticised for putting defendants’ rights before those of victims.

captain-dragan-case-fuels-croatia-serbia-tussle 06 Jan 15 ‘Captain Dragan’ Case Sparks Croatia-Serbia Tussle

Zagreb and Belgrade are competing for the right to put notorious former Serb paramilitary chief Dragan Vasiljkovic on trial for war crimes, as he seeks to avoid extradition from Australia.

kosovo-eu-justice-efforts-under-fire 02 Jan 15 Kosovo: EU Justice Efforts Shadowed by Controversy

Kosovo agreed to support a new European-backed special court to try top war crimes suspects despite dissent from ex-guerrillas, while the EU rule-of-law mission was hit by corruption claims.

bosnia-and-herzegovina-a-year-of-unrest 01 Jan 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Year of Tensions

Mass protests against economic hardship were hijacked by politicians to stir up nationalist rhetoric, while elections brought a new Karadzic to the Bosnian political scene.

croatia-haunted-by-old-demons 31 Dec 14 Croatia: Haunted by Old Demons

Prosecutions of former Yugoslav spy masters, wrangles with Serbia over the 1990s war and protests by ex-soldiers meant it was hard for Croatia to forget the past in 2014.

serbia-in-the-shadow-of-seselj 30 Dec 14 Serbia: In the Shadow of Seselj

2014 saw relations between Serbia and Croatia deteriorate as the neighbours traded genocide accusations at the International Court of Justice and the release of nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj provoked tensions.

macedonia-2014-marred-by-ethnic-unrest 29 Dec 14 Macedonia: 2014 Marred by Ethnic Unrest

The murder of a teenager and a terrorism case verdict sparked violent ethnic protests this year in a country with a recent history of conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians.

is-bosnia-s-prosecution-tearing-up-investigations 26 Dec 14 Is Bosnia’s Prosecution ‘Tearing Up’ Investigations?

Legal experts and judicial officials have criticised the state prosecution for raising indictments for individual war crimes, reducing complex and wide-ranging attacks to a series of more minor incidents.

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