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22 Sep 16 Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.

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22 Sep 16 BIRN Launches Interactive War Crimes Verdict Map

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a unique database of the publicly-available final verdicts delivered in 348 war crimes cases by courts in the former Yugoslavia and by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

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21 Sep 16 BIRN Hosts Conference on War Crimes Prosecution

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a regional conference on Thursday at which prosecutors and experts will discuss progress and difficulties in prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslav countries.

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21 Sep 16 Kosovo Could Restore Serb-Albanian Anti-Fascist Monument

The Pristina authorities will consider restoring a monument celebrating Serb and Albanian anti-fascist cooperation in WWII after a one-man protest by the head of the Union of Montenegrins in Kosovo.

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20 Sep 16 Kosovo Students Protest Against Serbian Church

Kosovo students have been protesting against a Serbian Orthodox Church that stands on the Pristina University campus, claiming that it is a symbol of Slobodan Milosevic’s repressive regime.

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16 Sep 16 Pristina Students Demand Orthodox Church Demolition

A group of students at Pristina University has demanded that a Serbian Orthodox church that stands on the university campus should be demolished or turned into student facilities.

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15 Sep 16 Kosovo War Court Prosecutor Promises ‘Fearless’ Probes

The chief prosecutor at the new special court set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for crimes during and after the war promised he would conduct his investigations fearlessly and independently.

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05 Sep 16 US Lawyer Appointed Kosovo Special Court Chief Prosecutor

US lawyer David Schwendiman has been appointed as the chief prosecutor of the new Hague-based Special Court which is expected to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters.

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05 Sep 16 Kosovo Massacre Trial Delayed Again in Belgrade

The trial of ten former Yugoslav Army troops for a massacre of 118 Kosovo Albanian villagers in 1999 was postponed a second time after witnesses from Kosovo did not appear in court.

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02 Sep 16 Serb Victims’ Memorial Vandalised in Kosovo

Unknown vandals wrote threatening graffiti at a memorial to Serbs killed in July 1999 in the Kosovo village of Gracke e Vjeter/Staro Gracke, just weeks after it was visited by President Hashim Thaci.

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30 Aug 16 Over 10,000 Still Missing from Yugoslav Wars

There are still 10,653 missing persons in the former Yugoslavia but the process of finding them is being hampered by divisions between countries in the region, the Serbian authorities warned.

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29 Aug 16 Kosovo President: Missing Persons are a ‘Grave Wound’

Ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared, Kosovo’s president and human rights organisations called for the urgent resolution of the issue of the 1,666 people still missing from the 1990s war.

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29 Aug 16 Violent Protest Against Kosovo Serbs Condemned

Pristina and Belgrade officials condemned violent protests by Albanians who prevented Kosovo Serbs from visiting an Orthodox church in the western Kosovo village of Mushtisht/Mustiste.

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22 Aug 16 Serbia Protests Over Kosovo War Crimes Billboard

Belgrade urged Pristina to remove a billboard about Serbian war crimes, saying it will intimidate Serbs who fled after the war and stop them returning to their homes in the former province.

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17 Aug 16 Biden Urges Kosovo to Seek Reconciliation with Serbia

Speaking in Pristina, US Vice-President Joe Biden said that Kosovo officials should work toward normalising relations with Serbia in order to make progress towards joining the EU.

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