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.

serbia-s-war-crimes-prosecution-at-a-crossroads-09-26-2016 27 Sep 16 Serbia’s War Crimes Prosecution at a Crossroads

Serbia’s next chief war crimes prosecutor faces tough challenges - improving a deteriorating case record, dealing with political pressures and satisfying EU demands that are crucial for the country’s accession negotiations.

bosnian-war-crimes-suspects-shun-plea-bargains-08-24-2016 25 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Suspects Shun Plea Bargains

Fewer than 30 plea bargains have been made in war crimes cases, even though prosecutors say they often yield information about mass graves or about other perpetrators of atrocities.

kosovo-genocide-suit-against-serbia-likely-to-fail--08-08-2016 09 Aug 16 Kosovo Genocide Suit Against Serbia ‘Likely to Fail’

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s proposed plan to bring a genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the International Court of Justice for atrocities during the 1998-99 war has little chance of success, experts suggest.

legija-killer-kingpin-in-serbia-s-courtroom-dramas-05-31-2016 31 May 16 Legija: Killer Kingpin in Serbia’s Courtroom Dramas

Milorad Ulemek, alias Legija, the former special police commander convicted of PM Zoran Djindjic’s assassination, is being resurrected as a potential star witness in high-profile cases that could boost the government’s credibility.

questions-linger-over-kosovo-mobster-s-marathon-trial-05-27-2016 28 May 16 Questions Linger Over Kosovo Mobster’s Record Verdict

A Kosovo court has jailed Enver Sekiraqa for a record 37 years - but the alleged mobster’s trial was a troubled marathon, featuring dozens of witnesses and a mass of conflicting claims.

serbian-ministries-block-public-access-to-war-files-04-07-2016 08 Apr 16 Serbian Ministries Block Public Access to War Files

The Serbian army and police are systematically obstructing public access to information that could expose their officers’ involvement in wrongdoing during the 1990s wars, according to journalists and researchers.

seeking-freedom-from-croatian-serb-rebel-convictions-02-15-2016 15 Feb 16 Croatian Serb Statelet’s Wartime Verdicts Challenged

Lawyer Milan Jovanovic has been striving to free Croatian Serbs jailed by the short-lived wartime Republic of Serbian Krajina who are still behind bars long after it ceased to exist.

operation-storm-causes-turbulence-for-croatia-12-24-2015 31 Dec 15 Operation Storm Causes Turbulence for Croatia

2015 was marred by arguments with Serbia over celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, while protesting war veterans caused problems domestically.

montenegro-s-war-crimes-failings-continue-in-2015-12-28-2015 29 Dec 15 Montenegro’s War Crimes Failings Continue in 2015

The country’s new special prosecutor admitted there have been no satisfactory outcomes from war crimes cases in Montenegro, while the authorities faced yet more criticism for their failings in 2015.

serbia-publishes-war-crimes-strategy-12-13-2015 14 Dec 15 Serbia Unveils First-Ever War Crimes Strategy

The Serbian government has published a draft of the country’s first national war crimes strategy, pledging to remedy past failings and prosecute high-level perpetrators for large-scale crimes.

wartime-allegations-return-to-haunt-kosovo-s-limaj-11-04-2015 05 Nov 15 Wartime Allegations Return to Haunt Kosovo’s Limaj

Guerrilla turned politician Fatmir Limaj could face his third war crimes trial for brutal abuses at the Kosovo Liberation Army’s Klecka detention camp after a court decided to hear a motion for retrial.

huge-war-crimes-case-backlog-overwhelms-bosnia-10-22-2015 23 Oct 15 Huge War Crimes Case Backlog Overwhelms Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina will fail to resolve the most sensitive war crimes cases by its December 2015 deadline and may not tackle the thousands of remaining cases by the final deadline of 2023.

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