When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.
In the Balkans’ biggest refugee camp, Roma who fled the Kosovo war have spent months without electricity in metal containers after the huts they used to live in burned down.
With four verdicts passed this year the ICTY brought justice to some ex-Yugoslav states, while some say that already endangered regional cooperation touched new low.
Thousands of Kosovo Roma are still living as refugees in neighboring Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, where they face the prospect of permanent statelessness, poverty and social exclusion.
Thirty two years after his death, the cult of personality built around Josip Broz Tito in history teaching across the old Yugoslavia has been replaced with narrower, nationalistic interpretations.
Six years after the referendum on independence, Montenegro has consolidated itself as a state, but dispute over symbols still dominates politics, overshadowing more important priorities.
Veterans of the 1990s wars accuse the authorities of neglecting those who were called up to fight, out of a desire to distance themselves from what are now seen as embarrassing conflicts.
Reconciliation has lost its prominence on the political agenda of the former Yugoslav countries.
At the upcoming donors conference, Montenegro will try to obtain funds for its most vulnerable refugees, says Zeljko Sofranac, director of the Bureau for the Care of Refugees.
Serbia’s announced rehabilitation of Draza Mihailovic is a fatal concession to the idea of Great Serbia - and to the ideas of the Croatian Ustasha, and all who aim to equalise Fascism and Anti-Fascism.
Justice and reconciliation must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.
The documents of the ICTY constitute a precious resource for the world. But questions remain about where this mammoth library will be located and who will get to use it.
Various NGO leaders involved in the RECOM initiative and other prominent figures in civil society give their opinions about the significance of the Commission.
While Podgorica creates regional precedent, offering to pay families of Bosnians deported and killed in 1992, victims insist justice won’t be done until those behind the crimes face trial.
A new investigation aims to shed light on whether the Yugoslav Army murdered Albanian refugees on a remote border post in 1999.