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.

storm-gathers-over-macedonian-ethnic-terror-trial 27 Jun 14 Storm Gathers Over Macedonian ‘Ethnic Terror’ Trial

The impending verdict on a group of ethnic Albanians accused of Islamic terrorism over the murder of five ethnic Macedonians could spark dangerous ethnic tensions or even religious strife.

a-challenge-for-kosovo-justice-for-all 12 Jun 14 A Challenge for Kosovo: Justice for All

If Kosovo is serious about its European future, whoever forms the next government faces a big job to improve its justice system and human rights record.

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

macedonia-is-paying-for-its-rulers-cynical-games 30 May 14 Macedonia is Paying For Its Rulers’ Cynical Games

The recent eruption of ethnic violence in Macedonia is a direct result of the two ruling parties’ irresponsible and costly policy of divide and rule.

bosnia-s-child-soldiers-abandoned-by-the-state 21 May 14 Bosnia’s Child Soldiers Abandoned by the State

An estimated 2,000 children fought in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, sometimes in horrific conditions on the frontlines, but their efforts to win special state benefits have been rejected.

kosovo-massacre-survivors-mourn-anniversary-in-anger 14 May 14 Kosovo Massacre Survivors Mourn Anniversary in Anger

On the 15th anniversary of a deadly attack on the Kosovo village of Cuska, survivors said the recent jailings of Serbian soldiers were lenient, while other senior commanders evaded justice.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

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