the-problem-with-the-kosovo-war-rape-petition 23 Jul 14 The Problem with the Kosovo War Rape Petition

A campaign in Kosovo urging the UN to investigate wartime rapes shows the failure of local institutions to do anything themselves, highlights prejudiced attitudes towards victims and cannot bring justice.

bosnia-s-child-soldiers-abandoned-by-the-state 21 May 14 Bosnia’s Child Soldiers Abandoned by the State

An estimated 2,000 children fought in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, sometimes in horrific conditions on the frontlines, but their efforts to win special state benefits have been rejected.

kosovo-massacre-survivors-mourn-anniversary-in-anger 14 May 14 Kosovo Massacre Survivors Mourn Anniversary in Anger

On the 15th anniversary of a deadly attack on the Kosovo village of Cuska, survivors said the recent jailings of Serbian soldiers were lenient, while other senior commanders evaded justice.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

new-war-crimes-tribunal-poses-dilemma-for-kosovo 09 Apr 14 New War Crimes Tribunal Poses Dilemma for Kosovo

While many in Kosovo resent the idea of yet another tribunal charged with probing war crimes committed in the late 1990s, pressure to agree to the court is proving irresistible.

the-cynicism-of-the-croatia-serbia-atrocity-olympics 04 Apr 14 The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

playing-together-but-still-living-apart 12 Mar 14 Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

serbia-croatia-genocide-lawsuits-expected-to-fail 28 Feb 14 Croatia-Serbia Genocide Lawsuits Expected to Fail

Zagreb and Belgrade are suing each other at the International Court of Justice, both alleging the other committed genocide, but legal experts and ordinary people believe that neither can win.

can-serbs-learn-from-israelis-and-the-palestinians 17 Feb 14 Can Serbs Learn From Israelis and Palestinians?

Despite very different conflicts, Serbian, Israeli and Palestinian rights activists say they face common problems: state denial of past atrocities and the task of helping wartime refugees return home.

belgrade-pristina-silent-on-war-crimes-verdicts 13 Feb 14 Belgrade, Pristina Silent on War Crimes Verdicts

The lack of debate about recent convictions for atrocities committed by Serbian forces in Kosovo show that war crimes are still a taboo subject, while victims are forgotten.

the-bloody-past-of-serbia-s-dogs-of-war 12 Feb 14 The Bloody Past of Serbia’s ‘Dogs of War’

Many of the Serbian fighters jailed this week for mass killings in Kosovo were battlefield veterans who previously fought in some of the most vicious conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

north-kosovo-on-edge-after-serb-leader-s-arrest 31 Jan 14 North Kosovo on Edge After Serb Leader’s Arrest

The war crimes arrest of Oliver Ivanovic, a former paramilitary turned political moderate, has heightened the mood of tension among Serbs in Kosovo’s already volatile north.

war-crimes-justice-remains-key-to-enlargement 13 Jan 14 War Crimes Justice Remains Key to EU Accession

The prosecution of war crimes in the ex-Yugoslav region is still an EU priority, the outgoing Enlargement Director for the Westerns Balkans, Pierre Mirel, tells BIRN.

serbia-a-year-of-controversies-and-surprises 26 Dec 13 Serbia: A Year of Controversies and Surprises

Acquittals of Hague Tribunal suspects, the discovery of wartime graves and unexpectedly progressive statements from right-wing politicians made for an unusual 2013 in Serbia.

infographic-state-aid-to-hague-indictees 23 Dec 13 Infographic: State Aid to Hague Indictees

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has established that five former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia – spent a total of almost 40 million euro on support for war crimes suspects at the Hague Tribunal.

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Key dates and events in transitional justice in Serbia.

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