26 Nov 15 Serbia to Adopt National War Crimes Strategy

More than a decade after Serbia started to prosecute war crimes, the country is to adopt its first-ever strategy to comprehensively deal with offences committed during the 1990s conflicts.

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25 Nov 15 Fighter’s Rape Acquittal ‘Highlights Serbian Courts’ Failings’

The Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre said the acquittal of the fighter for raping two women during the Bosnian war was another example of Serbia’s failure to punish wartime sexual violence.

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25 Nov 15 Serbs Sceptical About Patriarch’s ‘Return to Kosovo’ Call

Serbia’s Patriarch Irinej called for Serbs to return to their homes in Kosovo, but those who fled after the war said Belgrade and Pristina must guarantee their safety first.

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24 Nov 15 Serbian Fighter Acquitted of Bosnia War Rapes

A Belgrade court acquitted former Serbian volunteer fighter Miodrag Zivkovic of raping two Bosniak women in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina during the war in 1992.

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24 Nov 15 Serbian Fighter Describes ‘Extermination’ of Kosovo Villagers

At the retrial of 12 former Yugoslav Army troops for war crimes during the 1999 conflict in Kosovo, a Serbian ex-fighter recalled how scores of Albanian civilians were shot and died “like sheep”.

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18 Nov 15 Belgrade Peace Activists Mark Vukovar Anniversary

Human rights campaigners called on the government to place memorials at detention camps in Serbia where Croatian prisoners from Vukovar were imprisoned after it fell to Yugoslav troops in 1991.

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18 Nov 15 50,000 Croatians Commemorate Fall of Vukovar

Around 50,000 people from all over Croatia and abroad gathered to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the fall of the town of Vukovar to Yugoslav troops and Serb paramilitaries.

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17 Nov 15 Bosnia Arrests Three for War Crimes Against Serbs

Three people including a police commander were arrested on suspicion that they detained and mistreated scores of Serb civilians, some of them children, in Gorazde, Rudo and Visegrad in 1992-93.

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17 Nov 15 Balkan Politicians ‘Not Taking Reconciliation Seriously’

Constant self-victimisation is prolonging the divisions that fuelled the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, experts warned during a discussion in Belgrade.

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16 Nov 15 Serbia Hands Over €2 Million Aid to Srebrenica

Srebrenica mayor Camil Durakovic confirmed receiving the two million euro in development aid promised by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during his visit last week.

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16 Nov 15 Serbia Probes Suspected Kosovo War Mass Grave

Serbia is investigating a potential mass grave site in the southern Raska region, near where the remains of dozens of Kosovo Albanians killed in the 1998-99 war were exhumed last year.

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16 Nov 15 Serbian PM’s Aid Offer Divides Locals in Srebrenica

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s promise of development cash for Srebrenica last week pleased local businesses - but some say Belgrade owes the stricken Bosnian town a lot more.

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13 Nov 15 Serb Extremist's Promotion Causes Anger in Bosnia

The election of Nikola Poplasen, a so-called 'Chetnik Duke', to the board of the Agency for Development of Higher Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has caused widespread shock.

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11 Nov 15 Ex-KLA Fighter Accused of War Crimes in Kukes

Kosovo's Special Prosecution Office on Monday issued an indictment against for Xhemshit Krasniqi for war crimes allegedly committed in Kukes in Albania.

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10 Nov 15 EU Raps Kosovo Over War Crimes Prosecutions

The European Commission’s annual progress report on Kosovo said local prosecutors lack the willingness to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters.

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