apologies-only-part-of-reconciliation-process 22 May 15 War Crimes: Why ‘Sorry’ is Never Enough

Leading Serb politicians have apologised to Bosniaks for wartime crimes, but experts and victims say that without more concrete gestures of reconciliation, their words mean little.

bosnia-s-wartime-legacy-fuels-radical-islam 13 May 15 Bosnia’s Wartime Legacy Fuels Radical Islam

Islamist militancy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was behind a recent deadly attack on a police station in Zvornik, was first nurtured by foreign Mujahideen fighters in the 1990s conflict, experts believe.

appeals-court-row-stalls-bosnia-s-judicial-reforms 07 May 15 Appeals Court Row Stalls Bosnia’s Judicial Reforms

A dispute between politicians over establishing a state-level appeals court has halted the country’s judicial reforms and caused the European Union to suspend vital funding for war crimes prosecutions.

martyr-status-urged-for-kosovo-s-yugoslav-political-victims 04 May 15 ‘Martyr’ Status Urged for Kosovo’s Yugoslav Political Victims

Families of Kosovo Albanians killed during pre-war resistance to the authorities in the former Yugoslavia are demanding that the government recognise them as ‘martyrs of the nation’.

serbia-feels-the-heat-over-seselj-extradition 03 Apr 15 Serbia Feels the Heat Over Seselj Extradition

Pressure on the Serbian government to send war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj back to detention in The Hague is likely to prove insurmountable in the end.

bitter-memories-of-kosovo-s-deadly-march-riots 17 Mar 15 Bitter Memories of Kosovo’s Deadly March Riots

Eleven years after ethnically-charged unrest across Kosovo left 19 people dead and caused many more to flee, an elderly Serb couple recall how they survived the violence.

strpci-last-stop-on-a-fatal-journey 27 Feb 15 Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

serbia-s-leaders-find-new-enemies-within 23 Feb 15 Serbia’s Leaders Find New ‘Enemies Within’

The country’s war crimes prosecutor has come under fire from senior officials after announcing that the Serbian Army’s top general could be investigated over his role in the Kosovo conflict.

bosnian-baby-beats-ethnically-divided-system 16 Feb 15 Bosnian Baby Beats Ethnically-Divided System

The parents of nine-month-old Faruk Salaka have become the first to register their son’s nationality as ‘Bosnian’, defeating a system that insists on strict ethnic definitions.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-maintain-educational-divide 13 Feb 15 Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Maintain Educational Divide

The country’s ethnic and political divisions are reflected in its education system, which experts worry is implanting the prejudices of the past in the minds of a new generation.

the-icj-verdict-the-genocide-case-that-wasn-t 03 Feb 15 The ICJ Verdict: The Genocide Case That Wasn’t

While the judgement is unsurprising, as the problems between Croatia and Serbia were essentially political, it should invite discussion on what states are obligated to do for crime victims.

wave-of-fury-pushes-kosovo-to-the-edge 30 Jan 15 Wave of Fury Pushes Kosovo to the Edge

Anger over a minister’s remark and the backpedalling over Trecpa have combined to cause a perfect storm for the embattled government of Isa Mustafa.

a-serbian-guide-to-ruining-reputations 20 Jan 15 A Serbian Guide to Ruining Reputations

False allegations against the Serbian war crimes prosecution and the enforced retirement of the prosecutor suggest that powerful people are still trying to hide the truth about the 1990s conflicts.

serbia-s-war-crimes-crusader-leaves-the-battlefield 15 Jan 15 Serbia’s War Crimes Crusader Leaves the Battlefield

After Belgrade’s chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic “stirred up a hornet’s nest” by going after Serb suspects, he is now being forced to step down by the authorities.

kosovo-eu-justice-efforts-under-fire 02 Jan 15 Kosovo: EU Justice Efforts Shadowed by Controversy

Kosovo agreed to support a new European-backed special court to try top war crimes suspects despite dissent from ex-guerrillas, while the EU rule-of-law mission was hit by corruption claims.

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