strpci-last-stop-on-a-fatal-journey 27 Feb 15 Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

domestic-violence-revives-ex-prisoners-wartime-nightmares 19 Feb 15 Domestic Violence Revives Bosnian Women’s War Nightmares

Women who were traumatised by rape and sexual abuse during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina have often become the victims of domestic violence by abusive husbands afterwards.

bosnian-baby-beats-ethnically-divided-system 16 Feb 15 Bosnian Baby Beats Ethnically-Divided System

The parents of nine-month-old Faruk Salaka have become the first to register their son’s nationality as ‘Bosnian’, defeating a system that insists on strict ethnic definitions.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-maintain-educational-divide 13 Feb 15 Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Maintain Educational Divide

The country’s ethnic and political divisions are reflected in its education system, which experts worry is implanting the prejudices of the past in the minds of a new generation.

sarajevo-memories-of-snow-and-blood 09 Feb 15 Memories of Snow and Blood in Sarajevo

Six boys and girls who died while playing in the snow when Bosnian Serb forces shelled a residential neighbourhood of Sarajevo in 1994 were just a few of the children killed during the city siege.

a-lost-child-on-the-frontline 02 Feb 15 A Lost Child on the Frontline

Serbian director Vuk Rsumovic’s film ‘No Man’s Child’ is based on the true story of a boy found living wild with wolves and then sent to fight in the Bosnian war.

branimir-glavas-a-torrid-saga-of-croatian-justice 28 Jan 15 Branimir Glavas: A Murky Saga of Croatian Justice

The convoluted case of Glavas, a Croatian military commander and once-powerful politician released after his war crimes sentence was quashed, has revived questions about atrocities committed in 1991.

hague-tribunal-faces-a-dramatic-2015 19 Jan 15 Hague Tribunal Faces a Dramatic 2015

Verdicts in the high-profile war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic and Goran Hadzic are due this year, while the controversy over the release of Vojislav Seselj looks set to continue.

serbia-blocks-payment-to-bosnian-torture-victims 14 Jan 15 Serbia Blocks Payment to Bosnian Torture Victims

Two detainees tortured at the Sljivovica wartime detention camp in Serbia have not received compensation awarded to them because Belgrade’s public attorney’s office has demanded the case be reviewed.

bosnian-court-favours-defendant-over-victim-s-rights 08 Jan 15 Bosnian Court Criticised for Shielding Sex-Case Indictees

Recent decisions to close war crimes trials involving sexual abuse to the public to protect indictees’ family lives have been criticised for putting defendants’ rights before those of victims.

bosnia-and-herzegovina-a-year-of-unrest 01 Jan 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Year of Tensions

Mass protests against economic hardship were hijacked by politicians to stir up nationalist rhetoric, while elections brought a new Karadzic to the Bosnian political scene.

is-bosnia-s-prosecution-tearing-up-investigations 26 Dec 14 Is Bosnia’s Prosecution ‘Tearing Up’ Investigations?

Legal experts and judicial officials have criticised the state prosecution for raising indictments for individual war crimes, reducing complex and wide-ranging attacks to a series of more minor incidents.

a-war-crime-shrouded-in-silence 18 Dec 14 A War Crime Shrouded in Silence

The murder and rape of pregnant women by fighters during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains one of the least-researched aspects of wartime brutality.

why-arkan-s-exploits-aren-t-news-in-serbia 17 Dec 14 Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice 08 Dec 14 Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

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