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24 Apr 15 Funding Threat to War Crimes Prosecution in Bosnia

The continued prosecution of war crimes in Bosnia is seriously jeopardised by the failure of the authorities to adopt a Justice Sector reform strategy, a conference concluded.

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24 Apr 15 Karadzic Seeks Meeting on His Worsening Health

The former Bosnian Serb president has asked the tribunal to hold a status conference in June to discuss his health, prison detention conditions and other objections.

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23 Apr 15 Serbia Urged to Adopt War Crimes Strategy

A Belgrade-based rights group presented its model strategy for the prosecution of war crimes, urging the Serbian authorities to adopt their own official one as soon as possible.

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23 Apr 15 Prosecutor: ‘No Alibis’ for Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas

In his closing statement at the trial of a Kosovo Liberation Army cell accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, the EU prosecutor said they had no reliable alibis.

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23 Apr 15 Mladic Never Gave Illegal Orders, Serb Commander Says

A wartime Bosnian Serb Army commander told the war crimes trial of his former military chief Ratko Mladic that the defendant never gave him an illegal order.

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22 Apr 15 Yugoslav Spy Trial Witness Alleges Intimidation

A witness in the trial of two former Yugoslav secret service officials accused of staging the 1983 murder of a dissident in Germany has alleged that the Croatian authorities threatened him.

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22 Apr 15 Sarajevo Siege Museum Plan Sparks Cash Row

The viability of a plan to build a new Sarajevo Siege Museum has been questioned because the cash-strapped local authorities cannot afford to fund other museums in the city.

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22 Apr 15 Serbia to Probe Suspected Kosovo War Mass Grave

In the latest search for Kosovo war victims, an investigation will begin on Thursday at a suspected mass grave near the southern town of Novi Pazar, Serbia’s missing persons commission told BIRN.

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22 Apr 15 Mladic Witness: ‘Unknown Serbs’ Killed Sanski Most Bosniaks

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that crimes against non-Serbs were committed in Sanski Most in the spring of 1992, but denied his soldiers were involved.

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22 Apr 15 Reform Justice or Lose Funds, EU Tells Bosnia

The European Commission will not release funding to pay the salaries of over 140 judiciary employees unless the Bosnian authorities adopt justice sector reforms, an EC official told BIRN.

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21 Apr 15 Kosovo Launches Missing Persons Week

Events are being held to highlight that over 1,650 people still haven’t been found since the Kosovo war ended, while a new excavation of a suspected mass grave in Serbia has also been announced.

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21 Apr 15 Bosnia Arrests Six for Buzim War Crimes

Six former members of the Bosnian Army and military police were arrested for their alleged involvement in the torture, rape and inhuman treatment of Serb and Bosniak civilians and fighters.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo FM Thaci’s Belgrade Visit Cancelled

A Belgrade-based NGO which asked Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci to visit the Serbian capital for a conference has revoked the invitation, blaming what it said was political pressure.

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20 Apr 15 Two Serbs Acquitted of Kosovo Policeman's Murder

The two Serbs were acquitted of killing policeman Enver Zymberi in an attack on a police convoy amid heightened tensions in northern Kosovo in July 2011.

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20 Apr 15 Serbian PM ‘Misused’ WWII Death Camp Anniversary

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was accused of using a speech he made at a commemoration for victims of the Croatian-run WWII Jasenovac concentration camp for his own propaganda.

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