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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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