bosnian-war-rape-victims-rue-lost-motherhood-10-20-2016 20 Oct 16 Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

More than 1,000 women in Bosnia and Herzegovina who suffered sexual violence during the 1990s conflict cannot become mothers because of serious psychological traumas and the medical consequences of being raped.

croatia-s-oscar-contender-a-tale-of-love-and-war-10-17-2016-1 18 Oct 16 Croatia’s Oscar Contender, A Tale of Love and War

A phone call from a war criminal changes two people’s lives in a film about the continuing impact of the 1990s conflict on relationships by Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta.

dozens-of-lawsuits-challenge-macedonia-s-spy-hunt-10-13-2016 14 Oct 16 Dozens of Lawsuits Challenge Macedonia’s Spy Hunters

The lustration law that sanctioned Macedonians declared to be former Communist secret police collaborators has been scrapped, but dozens of lawsuits are underway to reverse its allegedly politically-motivated decisions.

western-powerlessness-strengthens-bosnian-serb-leader-10-11-2016 12 Oct 16 Western Powerlessness Strengthens Bosnian Serb Leader

EU and US officials indicated they would not act over the illegal Bosnian Serb referendum before local elections to avoid fuelling already heightened tensions – but even after the ballot, they remain quiet.

bilall-kasami-macedonia-s-anti-establishment-party-leader-10-07-2016 11 Oct 16 Bilall Kasami: Macedonia’s Anti-Establishment Party Leader

The leader of one of Macedonia’s new ethnic Albanian parties is hoping to ‘redefine’ the country to prevent any ethnic group from holding too much power.

for-hanna-showing-the-influence-of-war-in-kosovo-10-10-2016 10 Oct 16 Photographer Documents Kosovo War’s Human Impact

For a new exhibition in Pristina, Dutch photographer Willem Poelstra used his own parents’ story as a starting point to show the long-term impact of the 1990s war on ordinary people in Kosovo.

serbian-peace-women-mark-25-years-of-defiance-10-10-2016 10 Oct 16 Serbian Peace Women Mark 25 Years of Defiance

Belgrade-based peace group Women in Black is marking 25 years of staging peaceful demonstrations against militarism and standing up against threats of violence from Serbian nationalists.

uneasy-quiet-in-srebrenica-bosnia-as-vote-count-continues-10-06-2016 06 Oct 16 Srebrenica Waits Uneasily for Mayoral Vote Result

Officials claimed that everything was calm but some locals were nervous as they continued to wait to find out whether a Serb or a Bosniak has won the mayoralty in the wartime flashpoint town.

macedonia-s-albanian-opposition-mulls-united-poll-campaign-10-04-2016 05 Oct 16 Macedonia’s Albanian Opposition Mulls United Poll Campaign

Amid the country’s ongoing political crisis, the ethnic Albanian opposition sees a chance to win advantage by joining forces for December’s elections - but is wary of any coalition with ethnic Macedonian parties.

new-kosovo-court-confronts-witness-protection-fears-10-02-2016 03 Oct 16 New Kosovo Court Confronts Witness Protection Fears

The protection of witnesses testifying about the Kosovo war has long been a major challenge, but the new Hague-based Kosovo specialist court believes it can succeed where others failed.

serbs-allege-school-language-bias-in-montenegro-09-30-2016 30 Sep 16 Serbs Allege School Language Bias in Montenegro

Serb organisations in Montenegro are urging the authorities to end what they claim is officially-sanctioned discrimination against the Serbian language and the Cyrillic script in schools.

croatia-s-wwii-revisionism-terrifying-says-historian-09-26-2016 28 Sep 16 Croatia’s WWII Revisionism ‘Terrifying’, Says Historian

British historian Rory Yeomans, who has researched the Croatian fascist Ustasa movement, says he is worried by attempts by politicians and academics to play down the crimes it committed in World War II.

serbia-s-war-crimes-prosecution-at-a-crossroads-09-26-2016 27 Sep 16 Serbia’s War Crimes Prosecution at a Crossroads

Serbia’s next chief war crimes prosecutor faces tough challenges - improving a deteriorating case record, dealing with political pressures and satisfying EU demands that are crucial for the country’s accession negotiations.

un-court-clashes-with-serbia-over-witness-intimidation-09-25-2016-1 26 Sep 16 UN Court Clashes with Serbia over Witness Intimidation

The UN-backed Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has tried hard to protect witnesses and has prosecuted several people for intimidation, but its latest attempt has provoked a bitter dispute with Serbia.

bosnian-serb-referendum-risks-reopening-pandora-s-box-09-23-2016 23 Sep 16 Bosnian Serb Referendum Risks Reopening Pandora’s Box

Sunday’s controversial Bosnian Serb referendum, which directly contravenes decisions made by state and international authorities, will undermine the enforcement mechanisms of the 1995 Dayton peace accord.

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