26 Nov 15 Serbia to Adopt National War Crimes Strategy

More than a decade after Serbia started to prosecute war crimes, the country is to adopt its first-ever strategy to comprehensively deal with offences committed during the 1990s conflicts.

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26 Nov 15 Bosnian Serb Fighters Acquitted of Sarajevo Crimes

Former Bosnian Serb fighters Slobodan Bogdanovic and Goran Sladoje were acquitted of detaining and assaulting Bosniak civilians in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo in 1992.

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26 Nov 15 Bosnian MPs Hail Blocking of Serb Nationalist’s Promotion

The lower house of the Bosnian parliament decided not to promote right-wing ‘Chetnik duke’ Nikola Poplasen to the board of the national agency responsible for higher education standards.

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25 Nov 15 Fighter’s Rape Acquittal ‘Highlights Serbian Courts’ Failings’

The Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre said the acquittal of the fighter for raping two women during the Bosnian war was another example of Serbia’s failure to punish wartime sexual violence.

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25 Nov 15 Serbs Sceptical About Patriarch’s ‘Return to Kosovo’ Call

Serbia’s Patriarch Irinej called for Serbs to return to their homes in Kosovo, but those who fled after the war said Belgrade and Pristina must guarantee their safety first.

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25 Nov 15 UN Envoy: Serbs Committed Worst Crime in Bosnia

Former UN peace envoy Yasushi Akashi told Ratko Mladic’s trial that all sides committed crimes during the Bosnian war, but the Serbs were responsible for the most heinous atrocity in Srebrenica.

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24 Nov 15 Serbian Fighter Acquitted of Bosnia War Rapes

A Belgrade court acquitted former Serbian volunteer fighter Miodrag Zivkovic of raping two Bosniak women in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina during the war in 1992.

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24 Nov 15 US-Published Documents Show West’s Srebrenica Failure

The US National Security Archive published documents detailing how the UN and international community failed to take action to prevent the Srebrenica massacres in July 1995.

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24 Nov 15 Bosnian Army Soldier Convicted of Jablanica Prsioner Abuses

Former Bosnian Army serviceman Mirsad Tahirovic, alias ‘Deba’, was sentenced to five years in jail for the inhumane treatment of Croat prisoners in Jablanica in 1993.

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24 Nov 15 Srebrenica Commander Oric’s War Crimes Case Delayed

Former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric’s trial will only begin after the UN court in The Hague decides whether the case should be dropped because he has already been acquitted of the charges.

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24 Nov 15 Serbian Fighter Describes ‘Extermination’ of Kosovo Villagers

At the retrial of 12 former Yugoslav Army troops for war crimes during the 1999 conflict in Kosovo, a Serbian ex-fighter recalled how scores of Albanian civilians were shot and died “like sheep”.

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23 Nov 15 Bosniak Fighter Jailed for Kozarac Killings

Former Bosniak fighter Muhamed Kusuran was sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing two civilians and attempting to kill two more in Kozarac near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.

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23 Nov 15 UN Envoy: Bosnian Govt ‘Didn’t Want Permanent Ceasefire’

Former United Nations peace envoy Yasushi Akashi told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that the Bosnian government did not want a permanent ceasefire in 1994 and 1995, unlike the Serbs.

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20 Nov 15 Bill Clinton Celebrates Bosnia Peace Deal Anniversary

Former US President Clinton, who helped broker the agreement that ended the 1992-95 war, returned to Dayton where the deal was signed and said it was an achievement that should be celebrated.

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20 Nov 15 Bosnia Urged to Intensify Hunt for Wartime Missing

Twenty years after the Dayton peace agreement ended the war, the International Committee of the Red Cross urged the authorities to intensify the search for around 7,000 people who are still missing.

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