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27 Apr 17 Serbia Slams France’s Refusal to Extradite Hardinaj

Serbia will issue a diplomatic protest note and temporarily recall its ambassador from Paris over a French court’s decision to not to extradite former Kosovo guerrilla and ex-Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Belgrade.

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27 Apr 17 France Refuses to Extradite Kosovo Ex-PM to Serbia

A French court has rejected Serbia’s extradition request for former Kosovo Prime Minister and ex-guerrilla Ramush Haradinaj, who is wanted in Belgrade on war crimes charges.

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26 Apr 17 Kosovo Special Court Forced to Revise Procedures

After Kosovo’s Constitutional Court said some of its procedural rules are not in in line with the constitution, the new specialist court to try Kosovo wartime fighters must make changes, again delaying prosecutions.

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25 Apr 17 Serbian Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor: Srebrenica was Genocide

Contrary to the Serbian government’s stance, former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said it was a fact that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

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25 Apr 17 Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

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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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