divisive-memorials-are-holding-back-bosnia 24 Jul 14 Divisive Memorials Are Holding Back Bosnia

As people in Prijedor mark the anniversary of their relatives' wartime deaths, are ethnically exclusive memorials - designed to fit one narrative only - hampering reconciliation in Bosnia?

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-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.

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.

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.

sarajevo-assassin-s-gunshot-echoes-across-his-birthplace 08 May 14 Sarajevo Assassin’s Gunshot Echoes Across His Birthplace

Around Gavrilo Princip’s home village in Bosnia, disputes over whether he was a hero or a terrorist have raised tensions ahead of the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

hague-prosecutor-calls-for-urgency-in-bosnia-war-cases 29 Apr 14 Hague Prosecutor Calls for Urgency in Bosnia War Cases

The Hague Tribunal’s chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz told BIRN that he was disappointed with slow progress in war crimes investigations transferred from the international court for trial in Bosnia.

playing-together-but-still-living-apart 12 Mar 14 Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

war-on-the-bosnian-protests 24 Feb 14 Politicians Play War Games With Bosnia Protests

Politicians in Bosnia have been trying to stir up bad memories of the 1990s conflict in a bid to undermine and discredit the nationwide protests against economic hardship and corruption.

bosnia-s-biggest-mass-grave-raises-justice-hopes 03 Feb 14 Bosnia’s Biggest Mass Grave Raises Justice Hopes

Forensic evidence from a mass grave at the Tomasica mine near Prijedor, where the remains of hundreds of people have been found, could be used to help punish war criminals.

no-winners-in-mladic-karadzic-courtroom-face-off 29 Jan 14 No Winners in Mladic-Karadzic Courtroom Face-Off

Radovan Karadzic gained nothing when Ratko Mladic refused to answer questions at his trial, while anyone seeking the truth about either man’s wartime role was left none the wiser.

war-crimes-justice-remains-key-to-enlargement 13 Jan 14 War Crimes Justice Remains Key to EU Accession

The prosecution of war crimes in the ex-Yugoslav region is still an EU priority, the outgoing Enlargement Director for the Westerns Balkans, Pierre Mirel, tells BIRN.

long-told-stories-or-knowledge-about-the-mass-crimes 30 Dec 13 Mladic on Trial: The Courtroom Drama Continues

Almost all the Hague Tribunal’s prosecution evidence against Ratko Mladic has now been heard, with witnesses testifying that the former Bosnian Serb military chief must have known about war crimes.

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