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22 Mar 17 Serbian Architects Urge Conservation of Bombed Defence HQ

Serbia’s Academy of Architecture said the government should not demolish part of the NATO-bombed Yugoslav Defence Ministry building in Belgrade because it is listed as a protected cultural monument.

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20 Mar 17 Belgrade Prison Chief Acquitted of ‘Kidnapping’ Milosevic

The former warden of Belgrade Central Prison, Dragisa Blanusa, was found not guilty of kidnapping former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by sending him to The Hague in 2001.

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17 Mar 17 Serbs Commemorate Anniversary of Deadly Kosovo Unrest

Serbian officials and Kosovo Serbs commemorated the anniversary of ethnic unrest in Kosovo in March 2004, when 19 people died and several thousand fled their homes.

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15 Mar 17 Serbia Accused of Hiding Information on Kosovo Graves

The Kosovo government’s missing persons commission urged Serbia to disclose information about the locations of mass graves, claiming that its army is keeping important documents secret.

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14 Mar 17 Rise of Yugo-Nostalgia ‘Reflects Contemporary Problems’

The nostalgia for socialist Yugoslavia in some Balkan countries indicates dissatisfaction with present-day conditions, a historian who led research on the issue told BIRN.

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12 Mar 17 Serbia Marks 14th Anniversary of PM Djindjic’s Murder

Serbia is marking the 14th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003, with relatives, supporters and political colleagues paying tribute to the slain reformist leader.

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10 Mar 17 Balkan Leaders ‘Backsliding on Post-War Justice’

The process of ensuring justice for the crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars has stalled because of a lack of political will, campaigners for a regional truth commission warned.

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09 Mar 17 Bosnia Appeal in Genocide Case Against Serbia Rejected

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has rejected a controversial request from Bosnia and Herzegovina to appeal against a judgment clearing Serbia of responsibility for genocide.

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08 Mar 17 Serbian Anti-War Film Director Commemorated

Lazar Stojanovic, who died at the weekend, was commemorated as a politically-committed film-maker, journalist and author who was jailed under communism and opposed the wars of the 1990s.

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02 Mar 17 France Delays Extradition Ruling on Kosovo’s Haradinaj Again

A French court decided for a second time to postpone its ruling on whether to send former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia to face trial on war crimes charges.

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law-on-staro-sajmiste-provoke-criticism-in-serbia-02-23-2017
01 Mar 17 Serbian Draft Holocaust Legislation Sparks Criticism

A leaked draft of legislation on setting up a new state body to commemorate Holocaust victims in Serbia has been criticised for allegedly glossing over the role played by Belgrade’s Nazi-allied WWII administration.

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27 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Lawmakers Slam Genocide Lawsuit

Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted to impede state-level decision-making in response to attempts by Bosniak presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic to launch an appeal against the 2007 judgment that cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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27 Feb 17 Serbian Activists Commemorate Strpci Train Massacre

Rights activists marked the 24th anniversary of the abduction and subsequent massacre of 20 passengers from a train in Strpci in Bosnia, calling on the Serbian authorities to finally prosecute those responsible.

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24 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Official Challenges Legality of Genocide Appeal

The Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency will address the International Court of Justice to protest against an appeal filed to contest a judgment clearing Serbia of responsibility for genocide.

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bosnian-presidency-split-as-appeal-filed-in-serbia-genocide-case-02-23-2017
23 Feb 17 Bosnia Requests Appeal in Serbia Genocide Case

Legal representatives for Bosnia have filed a politically explosive request to appeal against the 2007 International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the 1992-95 war.

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