boyhood-memories-of-auschwitz-70-years-on 27 Jan 15 Boyhood Memories of Auschwitz, 70 Years On

As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is marked, one of its last inmates, Oleg Mandic from Croatia, recalls his imprisonment in the death camp at the age of 11.

belgrade-s-last-refugee-camp-endures-another-winter 13 Jan 15 Belgrade’s Last Refugee Camp Endures Another Winter

The New Year has not brought changes for the Serbs who fled the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and still live in a rundown refugee centre on the capital’s outskirts.

captain-dragan-case-fuels-croatia-serbia-tussle 06 Jan 15 ‘Captain Dragan’ Case Sparks Croatia-Serbia Tussle

Zagreb and Belgrade are competing for the right to put notorious former Serb paramilitary chief Dragan Vasiljkovic on trial for war crimes, as he seeks to avoid extradition from Australia.

croatia-haunted-by-old-demons 31 Dec 14 Croatia: Haunted by Old Demons

Prosecutions of former Yugoslav spy masters, wrangles with Serbia over the 1990s war and protests by ex-soldiers meant it was hard for Croatia to forget the past in 2014.

why-arkan-s-exploits-aren-t-news-in-serbia 17 Dec 14 Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice 08 Dec 14 Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

intelligence-chiefs-trial-promises-yugoslav-spy-revelations 24 Sep 14 Intelligence Chiefs’ Trial Promises Yugoslav Spy Revelations

The murder trial of former Yugoslav spy bosses Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic could expose the past crimes and continued influence of intelligence service officials in Croatia.

vukovar-battle-anniversary-highlights-croatia-divisions 25 Aug 14 Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

croatia-s-language-dispute-leaves-minorities-nervous-1 12 Aug 14 Croatia’s Language Dispute Leaves Minorities Nervous

Croatia’s constitutional court will soon decide if there will be a referendum on reducing ethnic minorities’ language rights – a move which could encourage nationalist extremism, experts warn.

the-long-dark-shadow-of-croatia-s-victorious-campaign 05 Aug 14 The Lost Victims of Croatia’s Victorious Campaign

Nineteen years after Croatian forces seized back swathes of territory from Serb control during ‘Operation Storm’, relatives of those killed are still demanding answers from Zagreb about their loved ones’ fates. 

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

the-cynicism-of-the-croatia-serbia-atrocity-olympics 04 Apr 14 The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

playing-together-but-still-living-apart 12 Mar 14 Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

serbia-croatia-genocide-lawsuits-expected-to-fail 28 Feb 14 Croatia-Serbia Genocide Lawsuits Expected to Fail

Zagreb and Belgrade are suing each other at the International Court of Justice, both alleging the other committed genocide, but legal experts and ordinary people believe that neither can win.

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