bosnian-wartime-aid-convoy-attackers-evade-justice-05-11-2017 12 May 17 Bosnian Wartime Aid Convoy Attackers Evade Justice

Twenty-four years have passed without any prosecutions for the ambush of the ‘Tuzla Convoy of Salvation’, when seven Bosniak truck drivers and several passengers were killed by Croat forces.

serbia-shortlists-chief-war-crimes-prosecution-candidates-04-20-2017 20 Apr 17 Serbia Shortlists Chief War Crimes Prosecutor Candidates

After almost one and a half years without a chief war crimes prosecutor, the Serbian government has proposed two candidates - with major challenges ahead as Belgrade remains under pressure to step up prosecutions.

war-justice-strategy-for-kosovo-undermined-by-divisions-04-10-2017 11 Apr 17 War Justice Strategy for Kosovo Undermined by Divisions

A Kosovo government-backed working group set up to draft a national strategy for dealing with the wartime past has been troubled by divisions, disputes and failures to deliver, a new report says.

nato-s-shea-regrets-nationalist-revival-in-balkans-03-24-2017 24 Mar 17 NATO’s Jamie Shea Regrets Nationalist Revival in Balkans

Jamie Shea, NATO spokesperson during the bombing of Yugoslavia which started 18 years ago, says revived nationalism is setting the region back - and urges Kosovo not to waste its resources on forming an army.

serbian-presidential-candidates-avoid-painful-war-issues-03-17-2017 21 Mar 17 Serbian Presidential Candidates Avoid ‘Painful’ War Issues

The candidates running for the Serbian presidency have avoided discussing the country’s role in the 1990s conflicts because they have no interest in post-war justice or fear losing votes, human rights campaigners argue.

genocide-appeal-s-rejection-sends-bosnia-critical-message-03-10-2017 10 Mar 17 Genocide Appeal’s Rejection Sends Bosnia Critical Message

The International Court of Justice’s refusal to consider an application to review its 2007 ruling in Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia could shake up the political scene and offer the country some vital lessons.

croatia-s-undemocratic-past-creates-present-day-problems-03-06-2017 06 Mar 17 Croatia’s Undemocratic Past Creates Present-Day Problems

It remains unclear how a new government-appointed body which will examine how to deal with the legacy of Croatia’s pro-Nazi and Communist regimes can resolve divisions over the country’s history.

kosovo-serbia-and-the-senseless-battle-of-new-york-03-03-2017 03 Mar 17 Kosovo, Serbia and the Senseless Battle of New York

Officials from Kosovo and Serbia clashed spectacularly at the UN Security Council again this week, but their aggressive moral posturing does little to address the wartime past or prevent future problems.

bosnia-mocks-politicians-over-genocide-letter-scandal--03-03-2017 03 Mar 17 Bosnia Mocks Politicians over Genocide Letter ‘Scandal’

There have been cynical reactions to state presidency members’ furious dispute over a letter from the International Court of Justice about Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia, which was opened before reaching Sarajevo.

mitrovica-s-flashpoint-bridge-symbolises-kosovo-s-divisions-03-01-2017 02 Mar 17 Mitrovica’s Flashpoint Bridge Symbolises Kosovo’s Divisions

The bridge across the river dividing the Kosovo town of Mitrovica into ethnic Albanian and Serb areas is being reopened, but its history as a focus for tensions means locals are wary about expecting progress.

state-holiday-celebration-exposes-bosnia-s-deep-divide-02-28-2017 01 Mar 17 Independence Day Events Expose Bosnia’s Deep Divide

Official commemorations of the anniversary of the March 1992 referendum that paved the way for Bosnia’s independence from Yugoslavia have triggered a new legal dispute in the deeply divided state.

bosnian-serb-leaders-mull-retaliation-for-genocide-appeal-02-26-2017 27 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs Mull Retaliation for Genocide Case Appeal

Politicians in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are debating their response to Sarajevo’s genocide case appeal against Serbia, which threatens to turn into one of the biggest crises since the war.

bosnia-s-divided-stolac-braces-for-disputed-poll-rerun-02-14-2017 14 Feb 17 Bosnia’s Divided Stolac Braces for Disputed Poll Rerun

The town of Stolac has been economically depressed and divided by post-war political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by violence at last October’s local election, which is now set for a rerun.

sarajevo-peace-charter-challenges-balkan-warmongers-02-02-2017 03 Feb 17 Sarajevo Peace Charter Challenges Balkan Warmongers

An online Balkan peace charter started by two journalists from Bosnia and Croatia has attracted several thousand signatures of support - but there has been no response from regional political leaders.

kosovo-s-serbs-feel-frightened-insecure-and-misused-01-19-2017 19 Jan 17 Kosovo’s Serbs Feel Frightened, Insecure and Misused

Serbs in Kosovo say that the recent ‘propaganda train’ dispute between Belgrade and Pristina left them worried about their security and fearful that they are being used as political pawns.

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