justice-hopes-fade-for-victims-of-devastated-vukovar-11-15-2017 17 Nov 17 Justice Hopes Fade for Victims of Devastated Vukovar

Lack of political will, inefficient prosecutors and poor cooperation between Belgrade and Zagreb means some families of people killed in and around the Croatian town of Vukovar in 1991 may never get justice.

war-crimes-denial-is-a-psychological-defence-mechanism-10-30-2017 31 Oct 17 War Crimes Denial is a Psychological Defence Mechanism

States and ethnic groups in the Balkans are still denying that their troops committed war crimes in an attempt to evade moral responsibility by blaming the other side, thwarting the possibility of reconciliation.

world-jewish-congress-urges-croatia-to-debate-holocaust-10-29-2017 30 Oct 17 World Jewish Congress Urges Croatia to Debate Holocaust

The World Jewish Congress wants to trigger a debate about Holocaust revisionism in Croatia, to encourage acknowledgement of the crimes committed at the WWII Jasenovac concentration camp, activist Menachem Rosensaft told BIRN.

how-did-war-criminals-become-serbia-s-heroes--10-09-2017 09 Oct 17 How Did War Criminals Become Serbia’s Heroes?

War criminals who have served their sentences have become active participants in political life in Serbia thanks to the government and media, which have decided to forget what they did and promote them as heroes.

the-everyday-desperation-of-bosnia-s-protesting-veterans-09-01-2017 01 Sep 17 The Everyday Desperation of Bosnia’s Protesting Veterans

War veterans in Bosnia’s Bosniak-Croat Federation entity have been protesting all summer for better conditions - but officials say there isn’t enough money in the budget to pay for the benefits they want.

croatia-fascist-slogan-threatens-to-topple-govt--08-30-2017 31 Aug 17 Croatia Fascist Slogan Threatens to Topple Govt

The slogan of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement, ‘Za dom spremni’, remains so politically toxic that a dispute over a plaque bearing the words could bring down the country’s governing coalition.

aleksandar-vucic-s-broken-promises-to-america-06-16-2017 19 Jun 17 Aleksandar Vucic’s Broken Promises to America

President Vucic has repeatedly promised to resolve the murders of the Albanian-American Bytyqi brothers in Serbia in 1999, so when he visits Washington, the US must pressure him to finally deliver.

bosnia-s-segregated-schooling-entrenches-wartime-divisions-06-12-2017 13 Jun 17 Bosnia’s Segregated Schooling Entrenches Wartime Divisions

In the second of two reports on the education system in Bosnia, where children are taught differently according to ethnicity, experts argue that segregated schooling is a way of keeping people divided.

students-challenge-ethnically-divided-education-in-bosnia-06-12-2017 12 Jun 17 Pupils Challenge Ethnically-Divided Education in Bosnia

Meet the pupils and teachers fighting against Bosnia and Herzegovina’s deeply divided education system and the segregation it entrenches.

serbian-courts-reinterpret-history-to-forgive-chetniks-crimes-06-06-2017 06 Jun 17 Serbian Courts Reinterpret History to Forgive Chetniks’ Crimes

The recent legal rehabilitation of Chetnik commander Nikola Kalabic shows how the crimes committed during World War II have been reinterpreted in Serbia in order to posthumously absolve their perpetrators.

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.

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