21 Apr 17 Serbian Court Refuses to Call Mladic to Testify

A call for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to testify in an appeal against the acquittal of ten people accused of aiding him while he was a fugitive was dismissed.

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19 Apr 17 UN Balks at Justice for Kosovo Lead-Poisoning Victims

The United Nations is ignoring own advice to give a clear apology for a tragedy that was its fault, seriously undermining the ability to press governments on human rights violations.

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11 Apr 17 Serbian Journalist Commemorated as Murder Trial Continues

Relatives and colleagues of opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija marked the 18th anniversary of his death, expressing concern about the slow pace of the trial of Serbian security service officials for his murder.

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10 Apr 17 Council of Europe: Kosovo War Victims ‘Denied Justice’

The weakness of Kosovo’s witness protection system means that some war crimes perpetrators are not being sanctioned and victims are being denied justice, the Council of Europe’s rights commissioner warned.

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07 Apr 17 Kosovo’s Genocide Lawsuit Plan Criticised as Impractical

An announcement by President Hashim Thaci that Kosovo is preparing to file a lawsuit against Serbia claiming it committed genocide has been met with scepticism by experts.

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06 Apr 17 Serbian Security ‘Destroyed Documents’ About Journalist’s Murder

A former Serbian state security official told the trial for the murder of opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija that the security service participated in planning the killing and destroyed evidence afterwards.

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06 Apr 17 France Delays Decision Again on Kosovo Ex-PM’s Extradition

A French court postponed for the third time its decision on whether to extradite former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia, where he is wanted on war crimes charges.

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05 Apr 17 Serbian Journalist’s Alleged Killer ‘Nearly Arrested in 2001’

At the trial for the murder of opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija, a former Serbian state security official testified that he was told in 2001 to arrest one of the defendants for the killing.

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04 Apr 17 Murdered Serbian Journalist’s Wife ‘Recognised Killer’

Former Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic told a Belgrade court that murdered opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija’s wife said she recognised the interior ministry operative who fired the deadly shots in 1999.

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04 Apr 17 Croatian Ex-Police Given Minor Sentences for War Crimes

Two former Croatian military policemen were sentenced to two years in jail each for war crimes against Serb civilians at the Kuline military prison near Sibenik in 1993.

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03 Apr 17 Kosovo Condemns Attack on Serb Returnees’ House

Officials condemned an arson attack on a Serb returnee family’s house and criticised an anti-returnee protest, saying they made it harder for conflict-displaced Serbs to go back to live in Kosovo.

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31 Mar 17 Interpol Issues Arrest Notices for Wanted Serbian Radicals

Interpol has issued ‘red notices’ for the arrest of three members of the nationalist Serbian Radical Party who are wanted by the UN’s war crimes tribunal for contempt of court.

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29 Mar 17 Belgrade Prosecutor Demands Jail for Serb Fighters

A Belgrade court was urged to convict and imprison ten former Serb soldiers and paramilitaries for the killings of dozens of unarmed civilians in the Croatian village of Lovas in 1991.

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28 Mar 17 Croatian Dam ‘Repeatedly Attacked’ During 1990s War

At the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav general Borislav Djukic, the ex-director of a hydroelectric plant on Lake Peruca in Croatia recalled how it came under repeated attack during the conflict.

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28 Mar 17 Kosovo Special War Crimes Court Adopts Rulebook

The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers, set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for wartime and post-war crimes, could now be judicially operational in May.

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