eu-s-balkans-strategy-doesn-t-sufficiently-tackle-past-injustices-02-07-2018 07 Feb 18 EU’s Balkan Strategy Misses Chance to Tackle Past Injustice

A new assessment by Impunity Watch finds Balkan states woefully failing to deal with their violent past - but the European Commission’s newly-announced strategy for the region doesn’t provide meaningful incentives for change.

bosnian-judicial-overseer-vows-to-speed-up-prosecutions-01-10-2018 10 Jan 18 Bosnia’s Judicial Overseer Vows to Speed Up Prosecutions

Prosecutions of the most significant war crimes, corruption and organised crime cases slowed last year, but the head of Bosnia’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council insists that the focus in 2018 will be on dealing with high-level suspects.

bosnia-ratko-mladic-verdict-highlights-ethnic-divisions-12-27-2017 28 Dec 17 Bosnia: Landmark Verdicts Highlight Post-War Divisions

The conviction of Ratko Mladic was cheered by Bosniaks but condemned by Bosnian Serb leaders, while rival reactions to the acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric also highlighted the country’s continuing ethnic discord.

sarajevo-siege-mothers-remember-their-lost-children-12-21-2017 22 Dec 17 Sarajevo Siege Mothers Remember Their Lost Children

In the year that Ratko Mladic was convicted of terrorising Sarajevo during the wartime siege, two mothers of young children who were killed by the shelling recall the horror they lived through, and explain how they survived.

hague-tribunal-closes-down-leaving-disputed-legacy-12-20-2017 21 Dec 17 Hague Tribunal Closes Down, Leaving Disputed Legacy

The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shuts on Thursday after convicting 90 war criminals, but its successes have been accompanied by courtroom controversies and a disputed legacy in Balkan countries.

war-crimes-convicts-hague-tribunal-was-a-political-court-12-19-2017 20 Dec 17 War Crimes Convicts: Hague Tribunal was a ‘Political Court’

Convicted war criminals from Bosnia and Herzegovina say that they still believe that the Hague Tribunal, which closes down on Thursday, was a politically biased court that could never deliver impartial justice.

has-croatia-and-serbia-s-past-hijacked-their-future--12-19-2017 19 Dec 17 Has Croatia and Serbia’s Past Hijacked Their Future?

The inability or refusal of the Croatian and Serbian governments to come to grips with the crimes of the 1990s means that both are still being held back by reactionary nationalism.

hague-prosecutor-balkan-states-still-celebrating-criminals-12-15-2017 18 Dec 17 Hague Prosecutor: Balkan States Still Celebrating Criminals

Reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia will be hard to achieve while war criminals are still treated as heroes, the chief prosecutor at the Hague Tribunal, Serge Brammertz, told BIRN ahead of its closure this month.

secret-serbian-indictment-claims-army-helped-mladic-12-01-2017 05 Dec 17 ‘Secret’ Serbian Indictment Claims Army Helped Mladic

The indictment of Ratko Mladic’s aides, which the Serbian prosecution has released to BIRN after initially declaring it a state secret, says the Bosnian Serb military chief had Yugoslav Army assistance while hiding in Belgrade.

slobodan-praljak-defending-himself-by-distorting-history-12-01-2017 04 Dec 17 Slobodan Praljak: Defending Himself by Distorting History

In an 800-page document sent to BIRN several months before his public suicide, Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak tried to rewrite history and dispute court-established facts to absolve himself of crimes.

a-poisonous-week-at-the-hague-tribunal-11-30-2017 30 Nov 17 A Poisonous Week at the Hague Tribunal

The nationalistic reactions to the death of Slobodan Praljak and the conviction of Ratko Mladic show that bitterly hostile disagreements persist over the reasons for the 1990s wars and the crimes that were committed.

in-his-final-act-war-criminal-hijacks-court-11-30-2017 30 Nov 17 In His Final Act, War Criminal Hijacks Court

The shocking public suicide of Slobodan Praljak at the Hague Tribunal has overshadowed the significant findings of Croatia’s complicity in mass crimes in Bosnia and has further diminished the legacy of the international court.

bosnian-croats-face-judgment-on-greater-croatia-charges-11-27-2017 28 Nov 17 Bosnian Croats Face Judgment on ‘Greater Croatia’ Charges

The Hague Tribunal will rule this week on an appeal from six wartime Bosnian Croat officials who were convicted of involvement in a joint criminal enterprise aimed at establishing a ‘Greater Croatia’.

bosnian-croat-officials-brought-together-by-war-11-27-2017 27 Nov 17 Bosnian Croat Officials Brought Together by War

An economics professor, a karate expert, a TV producer - six ex-officials of the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet Herzeg-Bosnia, now awaiting their final verdicts in The Hague, were brought together by the 1990s conflict.

trial-shows-croatian-money-fuelled-bosnian-croats-war-11-24-2017 24 Nov 17 Trial Shows Croatian Money Fuelled Bosnian Croats’ War

The Hague Tribunal delivers its verdict on six Bosnian Croat ex-officials next week - but the trial has already revealed how Croatia funded the self-proclaimed Herzeg-Bosnia statelet’s forces while they fought the Bosnian Army.

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