19 Sep 17 Suspected Kosovo War Victim Exhumed in Albania

The Pristina authorities exhumed the body of an unidentified person in an Albanian village near the border with Kosovo, believed to have been buried there during the war 1999.

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13 Sep 17 Exhumations Uncover Bodies in Bosnia Mass Graves

The remains of six people suspected to be Bosniak war victims have been discovered in a mass grave near the eastern Bosnian town of Vlasenica, and the bones of several more found in Koricanske Stijene.

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30 Aug 17 ‘Day of the Disappeared’ Commemorated Across Balkans

Events to mark the International Day of the Disappeared in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia sought to raise awareness that 12,000 people are still missing from the 1990s wars.

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23 Aug 17 Mass Grave Found Near Koricanske Stijene, Bosnia

A new mass grave has been discovered in the locality of Koricanske Stijene, which in 1992 was site of a grisly mass killing of 200 Bosniak and Croat civilians.

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29 Jun 17 Red Cross Presses Serbia, Kosovo Over Missing Persons

Belgrade and Pristina must do more to locate burial sites and clarify the fate of over 1,600 people still missing as a result of the Kosovo war, said the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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10 Apr 17 Council of Europe: Kosovo War Victims ‘Denied Justice’

The weakness of Kosovo’s witness protection system means that some war crimes perpetrators are not being sanctioned and victims are being denied justice, the Council of Europe’s rights commissioner warned.

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15 Mar 17 Serbia Accused of Hiding Information on Kosovo Graves

The Kosovo government’s missing persons commission urged Serbia to disclose information about the locations of mass graves, claiming that its army is keeping important documents secret.

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06 Mar 17 Over 900 ‘Missing’ Bosnians Actually Alive

A total of 911 individuals whose names are included in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national register of wartime missing persons are actually alive, and remain on the list by mistake.

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16 Feb 17 Kosovo Mass Grave Search Reveals No Bodies

The excavation of a suspected mass grave under a mosque in the divided northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica did not yield any human remains.

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14 Feb 17 Bosnian Prosecution Seeks More Funds for Exhumations

The prosecution has asked the Bosnian state presidency for more money to exhume war graves after only receiving 95,000 euros from the Council of Ministers for 2017.

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22 Dec 16 Croatia Identifies Remains of 20 Serb War Victims

A Croatian medical team has made positive identifications of the remains of 20 Serbs who were killed during the war in Croatia in the 1990s.

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25 Nov 16 Croatia Exhumes 18 Serb Casualties of ‘Operation Storm’

The Croatian authorities exhumed the remains of 18 bodies from a cemetery in the coastal town of Zadar - Croatian Serbs who died during or after the military operation ‘Storm’ in 1995.

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09 Nov 16 EU Raps Balkan States over War Crimes Progress

In its annual progress reports, the EU urged improvements in war crimes prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo, and expressed concern about a slowdown in finding missing persons from the 1990s conflicts.

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04 Nov 16 Kosovo to Take Missing Persons Issue to Brussels

At his first-ever meeting with families of Kosovo Serbs who went missing as a result of the war, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci pledged to address the missing persons issue during talks with Belgrade in Brussels.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnia Finds Remains of Seven War Victims

The remains of seven victims of the 1992-95 war were discovered during an exhumation at a cemetery in the Modrica municipality on the northern Bosnian border with Croatia.

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