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25 Sep 16 Bosnian Serbs Vote in Disputed Referendum

Despite growing concerns over the controversial vote on Republika Srpska’s public holiday, polling stations opened in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity regardless.

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23 Sep 16 Bosnian Army Soldier Jailed for Croat Civilians’ Murders

Former Bosnian Army soldier Jasmin Coloman was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in the murder of detained Croat civilians in the Vitez area in 1993.

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22 Sep 16 Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.

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22 Sep 16 BIRN Launches Interactive War Crimes Verdict Map

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a unique database of the publicly-available final verdicts delivered in 348 war crimes cases by courts in the former Yugoslavia and by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

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22 Sep 16 Serbs to Stage Sarajevo Attack Reconstructions

Experts engaged by the Bosnian Serb authorities will stage reconstructions of the deadly blasts at Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace in 1994 and 1995 and an attack on a bread queue in 1992.

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21 Sep 16 BIRN Hosts Conference on War Crimes Prosecution

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a regional conference on Thursday at which prosecutors and experts will discuss progress and difficulties in prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslav countries.

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21 Sep 16 Bosnian Serb Soldier Acquitted of Sokolac Beating

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Milenko Krsmanovic was acquitted of beating up a Bosniak civilian in the village of Pediste in the Sokolac municipality in July 1992.

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disputed-bosnian-serb-referendum-divides-russia-and-serbia-09-19-2016
20 Sep 16 Russia Lends Full Backing to Bosnian Serb Referendum

The Bosnian Serbs' historic allies, Serbia and Russia, appear increasingly divided over the controversial referendum set to take place on Sunday, with Moscow openly backing the vote.

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17 Sep 16 Bosnian Court Approves Ban on Serb Referendum

The state-level Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a request from Bosniak politicians and temporarily banned an ethnically-divisive referendum planned by Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

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16 Sep 16 Sarajevo Parents Worried by ‘Wartime Aggression’ Lessons

Parents expressed concerns after the Sarajevo Canton prime minister announced that children will be taught about war crimes and other atrocities committed in the city during the 1990s conflict.

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16 Sep 16 Bosnian Court Faces Crucial Decision on Serb Referendum

After international diplomacy failed to halt an ethnically-divisive referendum planned by Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, its opponents hope that the country’s Constitutional Court can find a last-minute solution.

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mladic-trial-court-refuses-to-consider-bias-claims-09-15-2016
15 Sep 16 Mladic Trial: Court Refuses to Consider Bias Claims

The Hague Tribunal refused to consider a motion filed by former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s defence asking for the trial to be stopped because the court was systematically biased.

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13 Sep 16 Montenegrins Campaign to Revoke Karadzic’s Poetry Award

A petition has been launched in Montenegro urging the authorities to revoke a literary award given to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in 1993.

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republika-srpska-is-not-backing-out-on-referendum-09-09-2016
09 Sep 16 Bosnian Serbs Give Ultimatum to Constitutional Court

Milorad Dodik, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, said he will only cancel a controversial referendum if the state Constitutional Court gives in to his demands.

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bosnian-serb-soldier-jailed-for-prisoners-beating-murder-09-09-2016
09 Sep 16 Bosnian Serb Soldier Jailed for Prisoners’ Beating, Murder

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Radomir Sevarika was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for participating in the beating and murder of Croat prisoners in Knezevo in October 1992.

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