balkan-countries-still-facing-old-human-rights-issues-01-18-2018
18 Jan 18 Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

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17 Jan 18 Croatia Court Acquits Priest Who Defended NDH

A court in Split has acquitted a Catholic priest of charges of disturbing public order, after he defended Croatia's wartime Fascist state in a sermon.

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16 Jan 18 Croatia Issues Light Sentence For 1998 Serb Killing

County court in the Croatian coastal city Split issued one-year prison sentence for two Croats who beat a Serb on Orthodox Christmas in 1998.

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15 Jan 18 Serbian Court Sentences Eight for Ovcara Massacre

Serbian appeals court confirms jail sentences for eight former fighters of 101 years for the massacre of around 200 people at Ovcara, following the fall of Vukovar, eastern Croatia, in 1991.

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12 Jan 18 Serbian Judge and Defendant Clash at Lovas Trial

The judge and a defendant argued after the trial of Serbian fighters accused of killing 70 Croatian civilians in the village of Lovas in 1991 was again delayed on Friday.

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12 Jan 18 Croatian War Widows Slate HRT 'Insulting' Comedy Film

Widows of war veterans have condemned Croatia's national broadcaster for showing a comedy film about investigations intp their pensions – although it was moved to a late-night slot.

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01 Jan 18 Slobodan Praljak Suicide ‘Couldn’t be Prevented’: Inquiry

An inquiry by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal said it could not have stopped Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak from killing himself by taking poison in the courtroom.

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29 Dec 17 Bosniaks ‘Used as Wartime Forced Labour’ by Croats

Bosniaks alleged to a Croatian news magazine that in 1993-94, they were forced to work in a Mostar-based factory that was managed by Dragan Covic, who is now the Bosnian presidency’s Croat representative.

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28 Dec 17 Croatian Fascist Commemorated with Banner in Bosnia

A banner in memory of Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic, who died 58 years ago, was found hanging on a kindergarten fence in the southern town of Siroki Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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21 Dec 17 Hague Tribunal Celebrates Achievements at Closing Ceremony

At its closing event, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres said the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia had shown the international community’s commitment to holding war criminals accountable.

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18 Dec 17 Serbia’s War Crimes Strategy ‘Failing to Deliver’

The national strategy has not addressed the problems of unreasonably long war crimes trials and the small number of new indictments issued, says a report by the Humanitarian Law Centre.

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14 Dec 17 Vojislav Seselj ‘Slept Through’ War Crimes Appeal

Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj scorned a prosecution appeal against his war crimes acquittal at the UN court in The Hague, saying didn’t watch it because he was asleep.

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13 Dec 17 Prosecution Challenges Vojislav Seselj’s War Crimes Acquittal

The prosecution asked the UN court in The Hague to quash the acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj and convict him of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

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12 Dec 17 Vojislav Seselj Acquittal: UN Court to Hear Appeal

The UN court in The Hague is to hear a prosecution appeal on Wednesday against the first-instance verdict that acquitted Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes.

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11 Dec 17 War Criminal Praljak’s Death Commemorated in Croatia

Several thousand people, including two Croatian ministers, MPs, generals and convicted war criminals, attended a ceremony commemorating Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself at the Hague Tribunal.

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