22 Jun 17 Bosnian Politics ‘Impedes Justice’, Says Hague Prosecutor

The politicisation of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina has created obstacles to securing justice for victims, chief Hague Tribunal prosecutor Serge Brammertz said in Sarajevo.

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21 Jun 17 Hague Tribunal President: ‘We Offered Truth, Not Reconciliation’

The president of the UN’s war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia, Carmel Agius, said the Hague Tribunal established many crucial facts about the 1990s wars, but its job was never to provide reconciliation.

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21 Jun 17 OSCE: Bosnia Boosts Wartime Sexual Violence Prosecutions

Over the past three years, courts and prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have processed more cases involving wartime sexual violence than before, but more needs to be done, a new OSCE report says.

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21 Jun 17 Serbian ‘Red Berets’ Accused of Bosnia War Crimes

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre filed criminal complaints against three former fighters from the Serbian Red Berets unit, accusing them of committing war crimes in the Bosnian town of Doboj in 1992.

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20 Jun 17 Serbian Official Denies Key Role in Croatian War

The defence lawyer for former security official Franko Simatovic told the Hague Tribunal that a witness’s claim that the Serbian State Security Service was a protagonist in the Croatian war in 1991 was false.

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20 Jun 17 Bosnian Pupils Rally Against Ethnic Segregation in Schools

After preventing the establishment of a new ethnically-segregated school in their town, pupils in Jajce led protests against ethnic divisions in Bosnian schools in general.

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20 Jun 17 Swiss Politician Convicted of Srebrenica Genocide Denial

A Swiss court found Donatello Poggi, a local politician in the canton of Ticino, guilty of racial discrimination because he wrote that the 1995 genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica was a lie, media reported.

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16 Jun 17 Bosnian MP Pushes Genocide Denial Legislation

MP Denis Becirovic said a proposed ban on the denial of genocide and war crimes was needed to show respect to victims and ensure a just society in the future - although it has sparked anger among Bosnian Serbs.

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15 Jun 17 War Crimes Defendants Unharmed by Hague Jail Fire

Detainees at the UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia were not harmed when a fire erupted in a psychiatric unit cell at the high-security jail in Scheveningen in the Netherlands, killing one prisoner.

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14 Jun 17 Stanisic and Simatovic ‘Controlled Ethnic Cleansing Units’

At the retrial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors said they were superior officers to units that committed grave crimes in Bosnia and Croatia.

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14 Jun 17 Bosnia Jails Ex-Policemen for Livno Prisoner Abuses

Former Croatian Defence Council military policemen Muamir Jasarevic and Sead Velagic were jailed for a total of two and a half years for abusing civilian detainees in the Bosnian town of Livno during wartime.

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14 Jun 17 Bosnian Genocide Denial Punishment Law Angers Serbs

Proposed amendments to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s criminal code to make the denial of genocide and crimes against humanity punishable by a prison sentence have sparked furious reactions from Bosnian Serbs.

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14 Jun 17 Bosnian Capital Braces for New Veterans' Protests

More protesters are due to rally in Sarajevo on Wednesday, joining hundreds of angry war veterans who are demanding higher pensions, and stoking fears of deepening social unrest.

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13 Jun 17 Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Implemented Milosevic’s Criminal Plan’

As the retrial of former security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic began in The Hague, prosecutors said they were “key participants” in a joint criminal enterprise to dominate parts of Croatia and Bosnia.

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13 Jun 17 Karadzic Wants Skype Installed in Hague Detention

Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic has asked the Hague Tribunal to install Skype so he can communicate with his family while he is in the UN court’s detention unit.

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