kosovo-to-petition-un-on-war-rapes
14 Jul 14 Kosovo Petitions UN to Investigate Wartime Rapes

The Kosovo authorities and rights campaigners launched a national petition urging the United Nations to produce a report about rapes committed during the late 1990s conflict.

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croatia-vows-to-combat-wartime-sexual-violence
13 Jun 14 Croatia Vows to Combat Wartime Sexual Violence

Foreign minister Vesna Pusic told a high-profile summit that Zagreb is dedicated to supporting wartime rape and sexual assault victims – despite the fact there have been few convictions in Croatia.

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angelina-jolie-dedicates-summit-to-bosnia-rape-victim
10 Jun 14 Angelina Jolie Dedicates Summit to Bosnia Rape Victim

Film star and UN envoy Jolie dedicated a high-profile London summit on sexual violence in conflict to a rape victim who she met on her recent visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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kosovo-president-urges-increase-of-support-for-war-rape-victims
20 May 14 Kosovo President Urges Support for War Rape Victims

President Atifete Jahjaga said that Kosovo will join a global initiative on wartime sexual violence in a bid to address the problems of women raped during the late 1990s conflict.

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kosovo-to-launch-petition-on-war-rape-victims
15 May 14 Kosovo Women to Petition UN Over Wartime Rape

Female ministers, MPs and rights campaigners have launched a campaign aimed at pressing the United Nations to help bring sexual aggressors from the Kosovo conflict to justice.

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witness-testimony-on-sister-s-rape-in-visegrad
14 May 14 Serb Fighters ‘Abducted and Raped’ Women in Visegrad

A witness told the war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Vitomir Rackovic that her sister said that she and others were raped by Serb fighters in the Visegrad area in 1992.

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bosnia-develops-protocol-on-wartime-sexual-violence
29 Apr 14 Bosnia Develops Protocol on Wartime Sexual Violence

The proposed new international protocol on documenting and investigating wartime sexual violence will utilise Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 20 years of experience in dealing with sensitive cases.

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croatia-vows-to-aid-wartime-sex-abuse-victims
15 Apr 14 Croatia Vows to Aid Wartime Sex Abuse Victims

The Croatian authorities have launched new draft legislation aimed at providing financial and psychological help for people who were raped or sexually abused during the 1991-95 war.

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osce-presents-wartime-sexual-violence-report
03 Apr 14 Sexual Violence Victims of Bosnia War ‘Stigmatised’

Victims of sexual violence during the 1992-95 war are often afraid to testify in court because of the fear of being stigmatised, the launch of an OSCE report on the issue in Sarajevo was told.

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angelina-jolie-hails-bosnia-war-rape-initiative
28 Mar 14 Angelina Jolie Hails Bosnia War Rape Initiative

The Hollywood star addressed a conference in Sarajevo on wartime sexual violence, saying that peacekeeping troops needed better training to help prevent rape in conflict zones.

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kosovo-president-urges-punishment-of-war-rapers
07 Mar 14 Kosovo President Urges Punishment of Wartime Rapists

Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga has established a national council for the survivors of wartime sexual violence in a bid to help rape victims come forward and demand their rights.

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foca-wartime-rape-verdict-appealed
18 Jun 13 Bosnian Serb Fighter Appeals Foca Rape Conviction

Ex-fighter Jasko Gazdic appealed against his 17-year jailing for wartime rapes in Foca in 1992 and 1993, arguing he has “never touched” a woman, while the prosecution demanded a longer sentence.

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kosovo-raises-concerns-on-financial-compensation-of-rape-victims
13 Jun 13 Kosovo ‘Lacks Money for War Rape Compensation’

Kosovo officials have raised concerns that they may not be able to afford to properly compensate wartime rape victims despite pressure from rights campaigners.

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protected-witness-raped-in-the-dretelj-camp
05 Jun 13 Prisoner Recalls Rape and Abuse in Bosnia Camps

A witness at the trial of five Croatian Defence Forces fighters for war crimes at the Dretelj detention camp in southern Bosnia in 1992 said she was raped and sexually abused while held captive.

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bosnian-serb-fighter-acquitted-of-wartime-rapes
27 May 13 Bosnian Serb Fighter Acquitted of Wartime Rapes

A court has acquitted former serviceman Mladen Markovic of war crimes charges over the alleged rape of two Bosniak women near the town of Visegrad in 1992.

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