04 Feb 16 Serbia to Adopt War Crimes Strategy by July

The Serbian justice ministry has finalised its first war crimes strategy, expected to be adopted in the first half of 2016, promising to punish perpetrators while improving witness protection and transparency.

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14 Jan 16 Hague Tribunal Demands Updates on Serbian Radicals’ Arrests

The UN-backed court in The Hague told Belgrade to send monthly reports on its efforts to arrest three Serbian Radical Party officials accused of threatening witnesses at their leader Vojislav Seselj’s trial.

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23 Dec 15 Bosnia Arrests Serb Fighter for Shooting Bosniak

The State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested ex-fighter Dragoja Zmijanjac on suspicion that he shot dead a Bosniak civilian in Prijedor in 1992.

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22 Dec 15 EU Finally Approves Bosnia Funds for War Crimes

After a 12-month delay, the European Union has approved the payment of almost three million euros of assistance to the Bosnian authorities for work on war crimes cases.

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16 Dec 15 Bosnia Arrests Seven Serbs for Sanski Most Abuses

The State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested seven former Bosnian Serb Army troops on suspicion of torturing and abusing Bosniak civilians in the Sanski Most area in 1992.

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02 Dec 15 Serbian Radicals Charged With Threatening Witnesses

Belgrade has not yet responded to the Hague Tribunal’s request for three Serbian Radical Party officials to be arrested for allegedly threatening witnesses at their leader Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial.

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18 Nov 15 Bosnia Arrests Six for Kotor-Varos Mass Persecution

Six former Bosnian Serb soldiers were arrested for persecuting about 5,000 Bosniaks and Croats in Kotor-Varos, including involvement in torturing and killing at least 300 of them.

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12 Nov 15 EU Raps Montenegro Over War Crimes Judgments

The latest EU progress report has expressed concern that Montenegro has not yet prosecuted any senior officials for war crimes during the conflicts of the 1990s.

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23 Oct 15 Kosovo War Mass Killers ‘Walk Free in Serbia’

Despite compelling evidence, Serbia has failed to prosecute policemen and soldiers responsible for the largest mass killing of the Kosovo war which left 350 Albanians dead, a new report said.

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15 Oct 15 Bosnian Bureaucratic Failures Endangered Protected Witnesses

Protected witnesses whose testimonies were crucial for war-crimes and organised crime cases were put at risk for six months because of the failure to set up a commission to ensure their security.

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14 Oct 15 EU Acts to Redirect Bosnian Serb Referendum Drama

The EU and other international officials have warned Bosnia’s Serb-led entity not to hold a controversial referendum questioning the authority of the state-level judiciary, but their pleas could be ignored, experts said.

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08 Oct 15 Bosnia Prosecutor Says Negligence Case Sends Wrong Message

A former Bosnian state prosecutor said if he is found guilty of prioritizing complex war crimes cases instead of focusing on simple ones, it will send 'a dangerous message".

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07 Oct 15 Over 500 Indicted For War Crimes in Bosnia

Bosnia's state prosecution has charged 509 persons with war crimes over the past ten years, 235 of whom were indicted in the last two-and-a-half years, it said in a statement.

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08 Sep 15 Bosnia Arrests Four for Wartime Abuses in Janja

Four former Serb police officers were arrested on suspicion that they took part in the illegal arrests and abuse of Bosniak civilians in the north-eastern Janja area from 1992 to 1994.

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07 Sep 15 Bosnian Army Soldier Wants Abuse Conviction Quashed

Former soldier Zurahid Mujcinovic asked the state-level court to overturn his war crimes conviction for abusing Serb prisoners in Srebrenik in north-west Bosnia because new evidence has emerged.

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