Stephen Rapp, US ambassador-at-large for war crimes, says that in the absence of extradition agreements, closer regional cooperation on pursuit of war crimes is vital.
The release of a convicted murderer-turned-police informer prompts fears Serbia has returned to practices of the past, such as shielding criminals from justice, when it serves Belgrade’s interests.
Opposition parties and victims’ families say political necessity, not justice, has had the last word on four war-crimes cases involving ethnic Albanians that date back to 2001.
Despite suggestions from Hague prosecutors that the indictments against Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic may be merged, there are worries that the main result would be delays to Karadzic’s trial.
Prime Minister Kosor’s appeal for ‘cool heads’ in response to Gotovina verdict goes unanswered as country unites in anger.
The General’s conviction on basis of Operation Storm as a Joint Criminal Enterprise begs the question - among others - of why Storm’s high-ranking US sponsors were not even mentioned in the verdict.
As Croatian general awaits tribunal’s verdict on Friday for his role in the 1995 Operation ‘Storm’, he is reportedly plotting a new totally non-military business venture if he is allowed home.
Milorad Dodik accused of unconstitutional bluster for claiming that Bosnian Serb entity may arrest war criminals and extradite them to Serbia.
Politicians retain too much influence over the judiciary in many Balkan states, putting the rule of law and the post-war reconciliation process at risk, warns Ana Ljubojevic.
More than 400 Croatian civilians and soldiers were imprisoned in a camp in Nis, southern Serbia, during the war in Croatia, where at least one person died.
The cost of war-crimes trials falls heavily on the taxpayer, as most indictees plead poverty and seek state-paid ‘ex officio’ counsels.
A major investigation into allegations that senior Kosovo political figures ran a violent criminal network could be hindered by witness safety and other security concerns, Balkan Insight can reveal.
Tirana wants substantial amendments to a Council of Europe resolution, seen by Balkan Insight, that weaken allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo.
Ex-foreign minister and member of Albania’s delegation in the Council of Europe, Kastriot Islami says Albania will back a probe into organ trafficking claims, though it considers them baseless and the Dick Marty report as biased.
Key member of Macedonia’s governing ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration says Marty report besmirches all Albanians but this should not stop a competent investigation.
Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.