bosnian-serb-statehood-day-celebration-divides-country-01-06-2017 08 Jan 17 Bosnian Serb ‘Statehood Day’ Celebration Divides Country

Defying Bosnia’s state authorities, the EU and US, the Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska is staging a lavish celebration of its disputed ‘statehood’ holiday, despite a ban by the Constitutional Court.

the-last-year-for-the-icty-01-02-2017-1 04 Jan 17 Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

bosnia-trials-and-votes-deepen-divisions-12-19-2016 23 Dec 16 Bosnia: Trials and Votes Deepen Divisions

Contrasting reactions to the conviction of Radovan Karadzic and to a Bosnian Serb referendum challenging the state’s authority contributed to a mood of political tension in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016.

ante-markovic-pm-who-tried-to-rescue-yugoslavia-12-19-2016 20 Dec 16 Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

bosnia-s-displaced-people-await-electricity-12-15-2016 16 Dec 16 Bosnia’s War-Displaced Families Still Waiting for Electricity

Despite a promise to bring power to nearly 2,000 post-war returnees’ homes within six months, the Guta family still has no electricity and their son does his homework by candlelight.

balkan-war-crime-suspects-maintain-political-influence-12-02-2016 07 Dec 16 Balkan War Crime Suspects Maintain Political Influence

Years after the Balkan conflicts, voters in former Yugoslav countries are still electing people who have been convicted of or charged with war crimes, showing how nationalism still distorts the political environment.

ratko-mladic-s-trial-edges-closer-to-final-judgment-12-02-2016 02 Dec 16 Ratko Mladic’s Trial Moves Closer to Final Judgment

After accusations of genocide, ethnic cleansing, brutal detentions and a punishing siege, lawyers in the four-year trial of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic begin to present their closing arguments next week.

sarajevo-siege-novel-celebrates-decency-under-fire-12-01-2016-2 01 Dec 16 Sarajevo Siege Novel Celebrates Decency Under Fire

Wartime Sarajevo-based correspondent Kevin Sullivan’s new novel The Longest Winter tries to reflect the humanity and courage of people living in the Bosnian capital during the 1992-95 siege.

bosnian-war-childhood-museum-edges-closer-to-opening-11-23-2016 24 Nov 16 Bosnian War Childhood Museum Edges Closer to Opening

Despite funding setbacks and broken promises of support, the War Childhood Museum will open in Sarajevo in December to exhibit people’s personal mementoes of growing up during the conflict, its director says.

bosnia-s-new-chief-prosecutor-undergoes-stormy-start-11-18-2016-1 21 Nov 16 Bosnia’s New Chief Prosecutor Undergoes Stormy Start

After Gordana Tadic became Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new acting chief prosecutor, controversy erupted as the prosecution was accused of bias over the arrests of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges.

bosnian-war-crimes-claims-still-trouble-croatia-11-15-2016 16 Nov 16 Bosnian War Crimes Claims Still Trouble Croatia

The political storm caused by war crimes allegations against Croatia’s defence minister again raised uncomfortable questions for Zagreb about its military role in the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

injustice-claims-shake-bosnian-town-of-orasje-11-07-2016 09 Nov 16 War Crimes Arrests Cast Shadow over Bosnia’s Orasje

The recent arrests of ten former Bosnian Croat fighters from Orasje sparked protests, but they also revived bitter memories for a couple who are still seeking justice for the rape and torture they suffered during wartime.

zagreb-s-meddling-in-bosnian-croats-arrest-could-backfire-11-04-2016 04 Nov 16 Zagreb’s Meddling in Bosnian Croats’ Arrest Could Backfire

The Croatian government’s furious response to the arrest of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges in Bosnia and Herzegovina was diplomatically incompetent and will not help the suspects, analysts argue.

bosnian-war-rape-victims-rue-lost-motherhood-10-20-2016 20 Oct 16 Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

More than 1,000 women in Bosnia and Herzegovina who suffered sexual violence during the 1990s conflict cannot become mothers because of serious psychological traumas and the medical consequences of being raped.

western-powerlessness-strengthens-bosnian-serb-leader-10-11-2016 12 Oct 16 Western Powerlessness Strengthens Bosnian Serb Leader

EU and US officials indicated they would not act over the illegal Bosnian Serb referendum before local elections to avoid fuelling already heightened tensions – but even after the ballot, they remain quiet.

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