25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Make Concession on Disputed Holiday

MPs in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity voted to make the entity’s annual holiday a secular event, after the state Constitutional Court ruled it unlawful, saying it discriminated against non-Orthodox Christians.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnia Finds Remains of Seven War Victims

The remains of seven victims of the 1992-95 war were discovered during an exhumation at a cemetery in the Modrica municipality on the northern Bosnian border with Croatia.

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25 Oct 16 Multi-Ethnic Bosnian War Memorial Faces Removal

The newly-elected mayor of the Bosnian town of Vares wants to remove a multi-ethnic monument to all victims of the 1992-95 war, saying that its construction did not follow legal requirements.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb MPs to Vote on Disputed Holiday

Following a disputed referendum on the subject in the Bosnian Serb-led entity, the Republika Srpska assembly was due to meet on Tuesday to vote to make January 9 a 'secular' holiday.

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20 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Arrested for Foca Crimes

Police arrested former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Zarko Vukovic on suspicion that he committed crimes against humanity against Bosniak civilians in Foca in 1992.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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19 Oct 16 Srebrenica Victims Challenge Mayoral Election ‘Violations’

Srebrenica massacre victims’ associations have filed a criminal complaint alleging that electoral law was violated during this month’s municipal polls which gave the town its first post-war Serb mayor.

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18 Oct 16 Bosniak Commander Naser Oric ‘Bragged About Murder’

A witness told the high-profile trial of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric that the ex-general told him that he “cut the throat” of one of his alleged Serb victims.

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17 Oct 16 Bosnian Prosecutor’s Disciplinary Charge ‘Not Political Revenge’

Disciplinary proceedings were launched against state prosecutor Miroslav Janjic because he failed to include five people’s deaths in a war crimes indictment, not because he indicted a Bosniak commander, prosecutors insisted.

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17 Oct 16 UN Presses Bosnia on Missing Persons

The UN urged the Bosnian authorities to improve legislation to prevent and punish enforced disappearances and speed up the search for around 10,000 people still missing from the 1990s Bosnia.

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13 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Soldier of Killing Croat

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Goran Sinik was acquitted of committing a war crime by murdering a Croat civilian in Gradiska in September 1992 during the Bosnian war.

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12 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Challenge Bosnia’s Independence Day

Parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity filed a motion to the state Constitutional court claiming the Independence Day holiday marked in the country’s other entity, the Bosniak-Croat Federation, is unconstitutional.

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11 Oct 16 Srebrenica Votes Recounted as Bosniaks Seek Annulment

A recount of the votes for the mayor of Srebrenica has begun, but the Bosniak-led Party for Democratic Action said the poll has been fatally tainted.

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11 Oct 16 New Court in Bosnia’s Prijedor Offers Victims Hope

A new district court and prosecution should be established in Prijedor in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska by the end of the year, giving victims cautious hope of faster war crimes prosecutions.

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10 Oct 16 Lawyer Faces Grilling Over Banned Bosnia Referendum

As Bosnia's state prosecutor prepares to grill low-ranking witnesses, experts say it will be hard for state institutions to hold senior officials in Republika Srpska to account for the recent banned referendum.

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