silence-shields-killers-of-albanian-americans-in-serbia-07-08-2016 08 Jul 16 Silence Shields Killers of Albanian-Americans in Serbia

The Belgrade authorities have so far failed to convince fearful witnesses to testify about who murdered three Albanian-American brothers after they were detained by Serbian police in 1999.

balkan-youth-urged-to-breach-the-wartime-divides-07-05-2016 06 Jul 16 Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

kosovo-justice-system-takes-over-eulex-s-powers-06-26-2016 27 Jun 16 Kosovo Justice System Takes Over EULEX’s Powers

Kosovo’s own judicial authorities are to take over much of the responsibility for the court system from the EU rule-of-law mission - but many experts wonder if they are up to the task.

kosovo-mps-hesitate-to-extend-eulex-mandate-06-13-2016 14 Jun 16 EULEX Mandate in Limbo as EU Snubs Kosovo Proposal

While the Kosovo parliament will vote tonight for the extension of the EU rule of law in Kosovo for two more years, its scope of work is yet to be agreed upon.

serbia-s-young-albanians-suffer-in-schoolbook-dispute-06-09-2016 10 Jun 16 Serbia’s Young Albanians Suffer in Schoolbook Dispute

A long-running political dispute over Albanian-language textbooks for ethnic minority pupils in Serbia has meant that many of them cannot have proper lessons in their mother tongue.

soaring-number-of-kla-war-veterans-raises-suspicions-06-07-2016 07 Jun 16 Soaring Number of KLA War Veterans Raises Suspicions

A government report saying the number of Kosovo Liberation Army veterans has risen to 46,000 raised concerns that the figures could have been inflated for political advantage and could cause budget problems.

how-a-dress-display-broke-wartime-rape-taboos-06-06-2016 06 Jun 16 How a Dress Display Broke Wartime Rape Taboos

Thinking of You, a film about an unusual project highlighting sexual violence during the Kosovo conflict, was intended to help break taboos that prevent women from speaking out about wartime rape, its producer says.

questions-linger-over-kosovo-mobster-s-marathon-trial-05-27-2016 28 May 16 Questions Linger Over Kosovo Mobster’s Record Verdict

A Kosovo court has jailed Enver Sekiraqa for a record 37 years - but the alleged mobster’s trial was a troubled marathon, featuring dozens of witnesses and a mass of conflicting claims.

tito-s-birthday-still-marked-despite-criticism-05-25-2016 25 May 16 Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

hashim-thaci-kosovo-has-nothing-to-hide-03-16-2016 16 Mar 16 Hashim Thaci: Kosovo Has Nothing to Hide

President-elect Hashim Thaci offered an optimistic view of Kosovo’s future during a speech in The Hague, despite impending prosecutions of former KLA guerrillas at the new ‘special court’ in the city.

kosovo-guerrillas-await-yugoslav-army-ambush-verdict-02-16-2016 16 Feb 16 Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Await Yugoslav Army Ambush Verdict

A Serbian court delivers its verdict this week in the case of eight former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters accused of terrorism for allegedly ambushing and killing Yugoslav Army troops in 1998.

childhood-conflict-drama-takes-kosovo-to-hollywood-01-26-2016 27 Jan 16 Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.

don-t-give-serbia-a-war-crimes-pass-01-21-2016 22 Jan 16 Don’t Give Serbia a War Crimes Pass

During EU accession talks with Serbia, Brussels must press Belgrade to take genuine action to resolve war crimes cases, prosecute senior officials and stop shielding suspects.

oliver-ivanovic-karate-master-defeated-in-court-01-21-2016 21 Jan 16 Oliver Ivanovic: Karate Master Defeated in Court

Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic’s martial arts skills brought him to politics, and he was once seen as a key figure in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - but he now faces jail for war crimes against Albanians.

can-the-new-kosovo-court-keep-witnesses-safe--01-20-2016 20 Jan 16 Can the New Kosovo Court Keep Witnesses Safe?

Courts have repeatedly failed to safeguard Kosovo war crimes witnesses from threats and violence - now the new Hague-based special court must protect those who testify against powerful defendants.

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