bosnian-state-court-president-condemns-unfair-criticism--09-29-2017 02 Oct 17 Bosnian State Court President Condemns ‘Unfair Criticism’

The Bosnian state court deserves praise for completing hundreds of war crimes cases, but it still has a “long road ahead” to clear its huge backlog, its president Ranko Debevec told BIRN.

croatia-s-operation-storm-crimes-unpunished-22-years-on-08-03-2017 04 Aug 17 Croatia’s Operation Storm: Crimes Unpunished 22 Years On

An NGO’s criminal complaint accusing unknown perpetrators of committing war crimes during the Croatian military’s Operation Storm, whose 22nd anniversary is marked this weekend, highlights the lack of prosecutions so far.

bosnia-s-top-court-has-wasted-resources-kreho-says-06-02-2017 02 Jun 17 Bosnia’s Top Court Has ‘Wasted’ Resources, Kreho Says

The prosecution’s failure to make complex war-crime cases a priority has wasted the resources of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the president of its criminal department, Minka Kreho, says.

serbia-shortlists-chief-war-crimes-prosecution-candidates-04-20-2017 20 Apr 17 Serbia Shortlists Chief War Crimes Prosecutor Candidates

After almost one and a half years without a chief war crimes prosecutor, the Serbian government has proposed two candidates - with major challenges ahead as Belgrade remains under pressure to step up prosecutions.

america-s-hidden-bosnian-war-criminals-face-determined-foe-02-10-2017 13 Feb 17 America’s Hidden Bosnian War Criminals Face Determined Foe

Michael MacQueen, who tracks down Bosnian war crimes suspects in the US, looks back on years of bringing human rights violators to justice in the face of complex court procedures and delays.

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.

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