how-albanian-discontent-fuelled-macedonia-s-ethnic-protests 22 Jul 14 How Albanian Discontent Fuelled Macedonia’s Ethnic Protests

Recent protests in Macedonia sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians were caused by deep mistrust in the country’s judiciary, seasoned political observer Ismet Ramadani tells BIRN.

eu-shrinks-kosovo-rule-of-law-mission 18 Jul 14 EU Shrinks Kosovo Rule-of-Law Mission

The EU’s rule-of-law mission, EULEX, is cutting personnel and reducing its role in war crimes and corruption cases, but some are not sure if Kosovo can deal with sensitive prosecutions itself.

storm-gathers-over-macedonian-ethnic-terror-trial 27 Jun 14 Storm Gathers Over Macedonian ‘Ethnic Terror’ Trial

The impending verdict on a group of ethnic Albanians accused of Islamic terrorism over the murder of five ethnic Macedonians could spark dangerous ethnic tensions or even religious strife.

a-challenge-for-kosovo-justice-for-all 12 Jun 14 A Challenge for Kosovo: Justice for All

If Kosovo is serious about its European future, whoever forms the next government faces a big job to improve its justice system and human rights record.

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

macedonia-is-paying-for-its-rulers-cynical-games 30 May 14 Macedonia is Paying For Its Rulers’ Cynical Games

The recent eruption of ethnic violence in Macedonia is a direct result of the two ruling parties’ irresponsible and costly policy of divide and rule.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

world-war-i-history-divides-balkan-schoolchildren 06 May 14 World War I History Divides Balkan Schoolchildren

A hundred years on from the Sarajevo assassination, schools in former Yugoslav countries are teaching different histories about the causes of the 1914-18 war, reflecting more recent conflicts.

the-cynicism-of-the-croatia-serbia-atrocity-olympics 04 Apr 14 The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

serbia-croatia-genocide-lawsuits-expected-to-fail 28 Feb 14 Croatia-Serbia Genocide Lawsuits Expected to Fail

Zagreb and Belgrade are suing each other at the International Court of Justice, both alleging the other committed genocide, but legal experts and ordinary people believe that neither can win.

eu-kosovo-mission-denies-biased-prosecutions 11 Feb 14 EU Kosovo Mission Denies Biased Prosecutions

After arrests of Serbs and Albanians sparked protests, the EU rule-of-law mission’s head in Kosovo, Bernd Borchardt, told BIRN that suspects are prosecuted whatever their politics or ethnicity.

north-kosovo-on-edge-after-serb-leader-s-arrest 31 Jan 14 North Kosovo on Edge After Serb Leader’s Arrest

The war crimes arrest of Oliver Ivanovic, a former paramilitary turned political moderate, has heightened the mood of tension among Serbs in Kosovo’s already volatile north.

yugoslav-spy-boss-case-poisons-croatian-politics 20 Jan 14 Yugoslav Spy Boss Case Poisons Croatian Politics

A bid to extradite a former Yugoslav intelligence official has soured Croatia’s relations with Germany, divided the country, and could still expose some of the state’s best-kept secrets.

war-crimes-justice-remains-key-to-enlargement 13 Jan 14 War Crimes Justice Remains Key to EU Accession

The prosecution of war crimes in the ex-Yugoslav region is still an EU priority, the outgoing Enlargement Director for the Westerns Balkans, Pierre Mirel, tells BIRN.

macedonia-ethnic-tensions-in-court-and-streets 26 Dec 13 Macedonia: Ethnic Tensions in Court and Streets

In 2013, Macedonia saw ethnic tensions simmer amid a mass murder trial, street riots and a hero’s homecoming for a convicted war criminal freed by the Hague Tribunal.

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