09 Nov 15 Serbian Veterans’ Children Get Free University Education

The Serbian government will give free university education to war veterans’ children, but former fighters’ associations said ex-soldiers also need help with housing and healthcare.

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14 Sep 15 Serbia Pays €700,000 in Communist-Era Compensation

Over the past three years, Serbian courts have paid out more than 700,000 euros in compensation to people whose rights were judged to have been violated by the Communist-era authorities.

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16 Apr 15 NATO Victims’ Families to Sue Montenegro in Europe

The families of those killed in a NATO air strike plan further legal action after the Montenegrin supreme court rejected their bid for compensation for the deaths in 1999.

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02 Apr 15 Croatia Plans Compensation for Wartime Sexual Violence Victims

The government agreed a draft law which will give all Croatians who were subjected to sexual violence during the 1990s war compensation payments of at least 13,000 euro.

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01 Apr 15 Bosnian War Victims Still Waiting for Compensation

The inability of Bosnian war victims to get compensation through war crime trials has prolonged their victimisation, a new legal analysis said.

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17 Mar 15 Croatia Ordered to Compensate Missing Serb’s Family

Zagreb municipal court ruled that Croatia must pay 78,400 euro in compensation to the family of a Serb who went missing and was found dead after being seized by Croatian forces in 1991, media reported.

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10 Feb 15 Montenegro, Croatia to Discuss War Theft Payback

Montenegro and Croatia will resume talks on their dispute about property and equipment stolen by Montenegrin troops serving with the Yugoslav Army in Dubrovnik during the war in 1991.

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06 Feb 15 Montenegro Policeman in Deportation Case Wins Payout

Montenegro will have to pay 87,000 euros to a former policeman for unlawful detention after he was acquitted of war crimes charges for detaining and deporting Bosnian refugees in 1992.

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26 Dec 14 Serbia Urged to Withdraw War Victims Law

Rights groups urged the Serbian government to withdraw the proposed new legislation, saying that it will not provide state support for many victims of war.

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07 Oct 14 Serbia Promises Hunger-Striking War Veterans Benefits

Dozens of war veterans ended their hunger strike after the Serbian government announced that it would adopt a new law which will secure their welfare benefits.

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30 Sep 14 Croatian General Sues State Over Hague Detention

General Rahim Ademi, who was acquitted of crimes against humanity, has launched a lawsuit against Croatia seeking compensation for the seven months he spent in custody at the Hague Tribunal.

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26 Jun 14 Bosnian Wartime Torture Victims Rally in Sarajevo

Dozens of former prison camp detainees demonstrated in the Bosnian capital, calling on the authorities to give them financial reparations, the right to free healthcare and psychological support.

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13 Jun 14 Euro Court Raps Croatia Over Serb’s Murder

The European Court of Human Rights ordered Croatia to pay 20,000 euro in damages for not properly investigating the wartime killing of a Serb civilian from the town of Sisak.

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15 Apr 14 Croatia Vows to Aid Wartime Sex Abuse Victims

The Croatian authorities have launched new draft legislation aimed at providing financial and psychological help for people who were raped or sexually abused during the 1991-95 war.

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15 Apr 14 Serbia Rehabilitates Queen Maria of Yugoslavia

A Belgrade court rehabilitated former queen Maria Karadjordjevic, ruling that she was illegally stripped of her property and citizenship by the communist authorities in 1947.

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