ivanovic-killing-shows-serbia-and-kosovo-must-cooperate-01-23-2018 23 Jan 18 Ivanovic Killing Shows Serbia and Kosovo Must Cooperate

The EU must use the momentum generated by the joint probe into Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic’s recent assassination to insist that Serbia and Kosovo’s prosecutors continue to work together to tackle serious crimes.

ivanovic-death-is-failure-for-all-of-kosovo-01-17-2018 17 Jan 18 Ivanovic Death is Failure for All of Kosovo

Serbia, the Kosovo Albanians and the international factors in Kosovo, such as the EU, all bear responsibility for creating the conditions that led to this shocking assassination.

bosnian-judicial-overseer-vows-to-speed-up-prosecutions-01-10-2018 10 Jan 18 Bosnia’s Judicial Overseer Vows to Speed Up Prosecutions

Prosecutions of the most significant war crimes, corruption and organised crime cases slowed last year, but the head of Bosnia’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council insists that the focus in 2018 will be on dealing with high-level suspects.

macedonia-probing-for-truth-about-ethnic-violence-trials-12-28-2017 29 Dec 17 Macedonia: Probing for Truth about Ethnic Violence Trials

The ousting of Nikola Gruevski’s regime in 2017 brought new hope for those who felt they were unjustly tried for terrorism in several murky, high-profile court cases that troubled inter-ethnic relations in Macedonia.

bosnia-ratko-mladic-verdict-highlights-ethnic-divisions-12-27-2017 28 Dec 17 Bosnia: Landmark Verdicts Highlight Post-War Divisions

The conviction of Ratko Mladic was cheered by Bosniaks but condemned by Bosnian Serb leaders, while rival reactions to the acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric also highlighted the country’s continuing ethnic discord.

croatia-wwii-controversies-and-a-general-s-suicide-12-22-2017 26 Dec 17 Croatia: WWII Controversies and a General’s Suicide

A year in which the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime continued to cause controversy erupted into political turmoil when Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak committed suicide in The Hague.

serbia-war-criminals-praised-war-trials-delayed-12-22-2017 25 Dec 17 Serbia: War Criminals Praised, War Trials Delayed

In 2017, Serbian officials heaped praise on a former military chief who was convicted of war crimes in Kosovo, while trials of alleged offenders in Belgrade were interrupted by a series of delays.

has-croatia-and-serbia-s-past-hijacked-their-future--12-19-2017 19 Dec 17 Has Croatia and Serbia’s Past Hijacked Their Future?

The inability or refusal of the Croatian and Serbian governments to come to grips with the crimes of the 1990s means that both are still being held back by reactionary nationalism.

kosovo-serb-minister-learning-albanian-is-necessary-12-14-2017 15 Dec 17 Kosovo Serb Minister: Learning Albanian is Necessary

Kosovo government minister Dalibor Jevtic says Serbs and Albanians need to build trust - and that Kosovo Serb children should learn the Albanian language to ensure better communication for the future.

the-never-ending-war-crimes-trial-of-branimir-glavas-12-07-2017 08 Dec 17 The Never-Ending War Crimes Trial of Branimir Glavas

After 12 years of being prosecuted for the killings of Serb civilians in 1991 and five separate court verdicts, Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas is still on trial – and he’s still a free man.

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.

Daily Newsletter

* indicates required
Balkan Transitional Justice Weekly
Email Format