bosnian-war-crimes-suspects-shun-plea-bargains-08-24-2016 25 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Suspects Shun Plea Bargains

Fewer than 30 plea bargains have been made in war crimes cases, even though prosecutors say they often yield information about mass graves or about other perpetrators of atrocities.

bosnian-serbs-divided-over-controversial-referendum-08-23-2016 24 Aug 16 Bosnian Serbs Divided over Controversial Referendum

Next month’s referendum in Bosnia’s Republika Srpska entity is seen by some Serbs as a move to defend their rights, but others claim it’s a waste of money staged only for political advantage.

sarajevo-siege-film-explores-legacy-of-trauma-08-18-2016 19 Aug 16 Sarajevo Siege Film Explores Legacy of Trauma

The crew behind ‘Sarajevo Roses’, which has just premiered in the Bosnian capital, say they hope their documentary about how people have dealt with their wartime traumas will help others.

sarajevo-s-firefighters-recall-a-city-in-flames-08-11-2016 12 Aug 16 Sarajevo’s Firefighters Recall a City in Flames

During the siege of Sarajevo, the city’s firefighters battled thousands of blazes while trying to dodge sniper bullets and shells, risking their own lives to save others.

bosnian-war-crimes-convicts-pay-to-stay-free-08-09-2016 10 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Convicts Pay to Stay Free

Bosnian courts have allowed five war crimes convicts to avoid serving their prison sentences by paying a fine, BIRN has found - a practice which critics claim makes a mockery of justice.

bosnian-war-memorials-become-political-battleground-08-08-2016 08 Aug 16 Bosnian War Memorials Become Political Battleground

Depending on which ethnic group is in control, local authorities allow some war victims to erect memorials but deny others - causing tensions which are exacerbated by the lack of state legislation on monuments.

serbian-war-crimes-boast-highlights-prosecution-failures-08-05-2016 05 Aug 16 Serbian War Crimes Boast Highlights Prosecution Failures

Despite Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s claim that his country has the best record on war crimes prosecution in the Balkans, data suggests that Serbia is lagging behind neighbours Bosnia and Croatia.

bosnia-s-diaspora-untapped-resource-for-state-building-07-24-2016 25 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Diaspora: Untapped Resource for State-Building

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 1.5-million-strong diaspora is increasingly sending less money back home, but this underused resource could provide the country with expertise as well as investment to boost economic development.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-perpetuate-ethnic-divisions-07-15-2016 15 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Perpetuate Ethnic Divisions

Dozens of Bosnian secondary schools are still segregated according to pupils’ ethnicity - perpetuating divisions within society but benefiting ethnically-based political parties that seek to exploit the system.

srebrenica-genocide-kingpin-becomes-literary-villain-07-12-2016 12 Jul 16 Srebrenica Genocide Kingpin Becomes Literary Villain

Croatian journalist Ivica Djikic has published a novel about the life of Bosnian Serb war criminal Ljubisa Beara, who he describes as “the co-creator and the main operational organiser” of the Srebrenica massacres.

srebrenica-prison-sentences-637-years-and-counting-07-11-2016 11 Jul 16 Srebrenica Prison Sentences: 637 Years and Counting

The Bosnian state court and the Hague Tribunal have sentenced 38 people to a total of 637 years in prison - plus three life sentences - for the atrocities committed 21 years ago against Srebrenica’s Bosniaks.

srebrenica-s-bone-hunter-maintains-his-one-man-search-07-08-2016 09 Jul 16 Srebrenica’s Bone-Hunter Continues His One-Man Search

Walking the forest paths each day in the Bratunac area, where thousands of Srebrenica victims were killed in July 1995, Ramiz Nukic has found the bones of more than 200 people.

a-srebrenica-mother-s-portrait-of-her-lost-sons-07-07-2016 08 Jul 16 A Srebrenica Mother Remembers Her Lost Sons

Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres next week, a woman whose two sons were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 recalls the day she saw them for the last time.

serbia-s-genocide-denial-ensures-an-annual-fiasco-07-06-2016 07 Jul 16 Serbia’s Genocide Denial Ensures an Annual Fiasco

Despite pledges about reconciliation, Serbian officials continue to deny the July 1995 Srebrenica massacres were genocide, meaning that every year, the anniversary commemorations are marred by bitter rows.

balkan-youth-urged-to-breach-the-wartime-divides-07-05-2016 06 Jul 16 Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

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