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.

bosnia-and-herzegovina-a-year-of-unrest 01 Jan 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Year of Tensions

Mass protests against economic hardship were hijacked by politicians to stir up nationalist rhetoric, while elections brought a new Karadzic to the Bosnian political scene.

croatia-haunted-by-old-demons 31 Dec 14 Croatia: Haunted by Old Demons

Prosecutions of former Yugoslav spy masters, wrangles with Serbia over the 1990s war and protests by ex-soldiers meant it was hard for Croatia to forget the past in 2014.

serbia-in-the-shadow-of-seselj 30 Dec 14 Serbia: In the Shadow of Seselj

2014 saw relations between Serbia and Croatia deteriorate as the neighbours traded genocide accusations at the International Court of Justice and the release of nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj provoked tensions.

macedonia-2014-marred-by-ethnic-unrest 29 Dec 14 Macedonia: 2014 Marred by Ethnic Unrest

The murder of a teenager and a terrorism case verdict sparked violent ethnic protests this year in a country with a recent history of conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians.

arkan-s-paramilitaries-tigers-who-escaped-justice 08 Dec 14 Arkan’s Paramilitaries: Tigers Who Escaped Justice

Paramilitaries led by notorious Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, fought their way through Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo – so why were none of them jailed for his unit’s crimes?

why-serbia-s-leaders-fear-vojislav-seselj-1 05 Dec 14 Why Serbia’s Leaders Fear Vojislav Seselj

The release of war crimes defendant Seselj has brought back memories of the murky nationalist past of his former allies, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic.

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