montenegro-risks-another-war-crimes-trial-failure-09-11-2017 12 Sep 17 Montenegro Risks Another War Crimes Trial Failure

After a series of embarrassing acquittals, Montenegro is launching another flawed war crimes trial, with prosecutors risking failure again because of the desire to get results that will please the EU.

the-everyday-desperation-of-bosnia-s-protesting-veterans-09-01-2017 01 Sep 17 The Everyday Desperation of Bosnia’s Protesting Veterans

War veterans in Bosnia’s Bosniak-Croat Federation entity have been protesting all summer for better conditions - but officials say there isn’t enough money in the budget to pay for the benefits they want.

croatia-fascist-slogan-threatens-to-topple-govt--08-30-2017 31 Aug 17 Croatia Fascist Slogan Threatens to Topple Govt

The slogan of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement, ‘Za dom spremni’, remains so politically toxic that a dispute over a plaque bearing the words could bring down the country’s governing coalition.

the-balkan-villages-that-swapped-populations-08-29-2017 30 Aug 17 The Croats and Serbs Who Swapped Homes

During the 1990s war, people from villages in Croatia and Serbia swapped houses to escape the violence - a forced population exchange that was labelled ‘humane relocation’, as a new BIRN documentary shows.

turkish-tv-series-on-bosniak-leader-vexes-serbs-08-29-2017 29 Aug 17 Turkish TV Series on Bosniak Leader Vexes Serbs

A series celebrating the life of wartime Bosniak leader Alija Izetbegovic, now being filmed by Turkish state broadcaster TRT, caused Bosnian Serb leaders to suggest a retaliatory film praising Radovan Karadzic.

defending-tito-s-legacy-is-an-anti-fascist-duty-08-23-2017 24 Aug 17 Defending Tito’s Legacy is an Anti-Fascist Duty

The nationalist assault on Tito and on the Partisan legacy is directly linked to the very identity of nationalists – and to their reconciliation with fascism.

men-don-t-cry-revealing-balkan-veterans-emotions-08-15-2017 16 Aug 17 ‘Men Don’t Cry’: Revealing Balkan Veterans’ Emotions

A new feature film made by a Bosnian war veteran dramatically explores the minds of men who fought in the 1990s and how it affected them psychologically and emotionally.

how-a-bosnian-boy-survived-a-firing-squad-08-10-2017 14 Aug 17 How a Bosnian Boy Survived a Firing Squad

Jasmin Causevic was 13 when he found himself in front of a Bosnian Serb firing squad - and despite being seriously wounded, he survived by hiding out in a basement for days.

a-bosnian-war-criminal-s-quest-for-forgiveness-08-08-2017 10 Aug 17 A Bosnian War Criminal’s Quest for Forgiveness

In a new film, convicted war criminal Esad Landzo seeks out former prisoners who he abused when he was an 18-year-old during the Bosnian war in 1992, and asks them to forgive him.

ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017 07 Aug 17 Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

croatia-s-operation-storm-crimes-unpunished-22-years-on-08-03-2017 04 Aug 17 Croatia’s Operation Storm: Crimes Unpunished 22 Years On

An NGO’s criminal complaint accusing unknown perpetrators of committing war crimes during the Croatian military’s Operation Storm, whose 22nd anniversary is marked this weekend, highlights the lack of prosecutions so far.

yazidi-massacre-survivors-learn-lessons-from-srebrenica-08-03-2017 03 Aug 17 Yazidi Massacre Survivors Learn Lessons from Srebrenica

Three years after the Islamic State mass killings of Yazidis in Iraq, survivors want to emulate the bereaved women of Srebrenica and have the massacres recognised as genocide and the killers put on trial.

tragic-search-for-victims-of-croatia-s-operation-storm-08-02-2017 03 Aug 17 Tragic Search for Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

As the 22nd anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm approaches, researchers who first investigated the killings of Serb civilians during and after the military campaign speak about the brutality they encountered.

poison-gas-the-bosnian-war-s-forgotten-weapon-07-27-2017 27 Jul 17 Poison Gas: The Bosnian War’s Forgotten Weapon

Poison gas and other toxic chemicals were used dozens of times during the Bosnian conflict to torture and murder prisoners, but almost no one has been held directly responsible in court.

the-srebrenica-refugee-camp-that-never-closed-07-21-2017 24 Jul 17 The Srebrenica Refugee Camp that Never Closed

A hundred kilometres from Srebrenica, 400 female relatives and survivors of the 1995 genocide still live in the rundown temporary camp where they found shelter, and say they will never return home.

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