21 Jun 17 OSCE: Bosnia Boosts Wartime Sexual Violence Prosecutions

Over the past three years, courts and prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have processed more cases involving wartime sexual violence than before, but more needs to be done, a new OSCE report says.

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13 Mar 17 Bosnia Accused of Failing Wartime Rape Victims

Rights group Amnesty International slammed the authorities in Bosnia for failing to adopt laws that would help the country’s thousands of victims of wartime sexual assault.

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09 Sep 16 Bosnian War Rape Victims Struggle for Compensation

Only three verdicts in state-level war crimes cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina have ever ordered compensation payments to victims of sexual violence, but none of the victims has received any money yet.

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09 Jun 16 Bosnian Serb Convict Fails to Compensate Rape Victim

Despite a court order, former Bosnian Serb fighter Slavko Savic has failed to pay 15,000 euros in compensation to a woman he raped in Vogosca near Sarajevo during wartime.

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18 Apr 16 Bosnia's Federation to Establish Commission on War Rapes

Bosnia's Federation entity plans to create a new commission to assess whether victims of wartime rape are entitled to compensation - but victims' associations remain sceptical about the outcome.

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29 Sep 15 ‘20,000 Women Sexually Assaulted’ During Bosnian War

More than 20,000 women were raped or sexually abused during the 1992-95 Bosnian conflict, leaving a legacy of widespread trauma in the country, new research says.

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22 Jun 15 Kosovo Plans Benefits for War Rape Victims

People who were sexually assaulted during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo will soon be able to apply for welfare payments without having to produce witnesses to prove their claims.

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10 Jun 15 Dresses Donated for Kosovo War Rape Victims

The donation of dresses is part of a campaign to raise awareness for victims of sexual violence during the war, who remain marginalised in Kosovo society.

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09 Apr 15 Bosnian War Rape Victims Urged to Speak Out

Thousands of sexual violence victims from the 1990s conflict who have never spoken about their suffering should be helped to end the 'cycle of silence', a conference in Sarajevo heard.

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11 Dec 14 Kosovo Political Crisis Delays UN War Rape Appeal

The delivery of a petition urging the United Nations to produce a report on wartime rape in Kosovo, signed by over 115,000 people, has been delayed by the country’s recent political crisis.

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01 Dec 14 Bosnia Arrests Sarajevo War Rape Suspect

Former Serb paramilitary fighter Milkan Gojkovic was arrested on suspicion that he raped a woman in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo in 1992.

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20 Nov 14 Protocol on Sexual Violence Greeted in Bosnia

An inter-governmental protocol on investigating and documenting sexual violence in conflicts was promoted in Sarajevo on Wednesday with a message that it is vital to ensure there is no climate of impunity over such crimes.

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02 Oct 14 Two Kosovo Serbs Cleared of Wartime Rape Charges

The supreme court in Pristina acquitted two Kosovo Serbs who were charged with raping a 16-year-old ethnic Albanian girl during the war in April 1999.

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19 Sep 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Jailed for Raping Teenager

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Dusko Solesa was sentenced to six years in prison for raping the teenage girl in the Bihac municipality in north-west Bosnia in 1992.

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31 Jul 14 Kosovo Wins Public Support for War Rape Report

A total of 115,759 people in Kosovo have signed a petition urging the United Nations to produce a report about rapes committed during the late 1990s conflict.

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