serbia-urged-to-prosecute-commanders-for-kosovo-massacre 16 Oct 13 Seeking Justice in Serbia for Kosovo’s Lost Sons

Rights campaigners in Belgrade say that 14 years after a brutal massacre in a Kosovo village, they’ve identified the Yugoslav units responsible and have demanded prosecution in Serbia.

serbia-still-unaware-of-communist-era-crimes 09 Sep 13 Exposing the Secret Crimes of Communism in Serbia

Communist repression in Serbia saw 52,000 people killed and thousands more locked up, says a historian who is investigating the crimes of the regime after World War II.

ex-prisoners-of-serbian-detention-camp-still-wait-for-justice 25 Jul 13 Prisoners Return to Relive Serbian Jail Camp Memories

Eighteen years after Serbian police jailed hundreds of Bosniaks at the Sljivovica detention camp near the border, some of its former inmates returned to speak about their horrific experiences.

victims-feel-betrayed-by-local-war-crimes-trials 26 Apr 13 Victims Feel Betrayed by Local War Crimes Trials

When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.

kosovo-victims-not-ready-to-reconcile-with-serbia 02 Apr 13 Kosovo War Victims Not Ready for Serbia Reconciliation

Kosovo has started work on a reconciliation strategy, but relatives of victims of the war and its violent aftermath are sceptical that justice can be done, 14 years after the conflict ended.

ilijas-war-victims-lament-justice-s-snail-s-pace 07 Dec 12 Ilijas War Victims Lament Justice’s Snail’s Pace

About 200 people from Ilijas were killed in spring 1992 following a Bosnian Serb assault on the town and surrounding villages – and over 50 remain missing. Yet almost no one has yet been held responsible.

simic-no-peace-without-transitional-strategy 12 Nov 12 Simic: No Peace Without Transitional Strategy

The former Yugoslavia is effectively still at war, and will stay that way until the countries of the region deal with the legacy of the past, claims Goran Simic, a Bosnian Transitional Justice expert.

serbian-justice-dismays-lovas-atrocity-survivors 25 Oct 12 Serbian Justice Dismays Lovas Atrocity Survivors

Survivors of a 1991 massacre in Croatia say a recent Belgrade court ruling let the Yugoslav Army off the hook - and hope a forthcoming trial in The Hague will do better.

alma-bravo-mehmedbasic-rehabilitation-or-robots-without-emotions 20 Aug 12 Without Therapy Rape Victims Risk Lasting Trauma

Victims of wartime rape need expert support otherwise, they may live emotionless, robot-like lives, says the neuropsychologist Alma Bravo-Mehmedbasic.

searching-for-buried-truth-at-rts 04 May 12 Searching for Buried Truth at RTS

Delays and “missing” documents damage hopes for an official inquiry into NATO attack on state broadcaster.

bosnia-still-living-with-consequences-of-war 06 Apr 12 Bosnia Still Living With Consequences of War

Twenty years after the start of the war, civilians and former soldiers are still suffering from the horrors they lived through, says Ismet Dizdarevic, a renowned social psychologist.

 

silvana-boneva-no-excuses-remain-to-oppose-lustration 30 Mar 12 Silvana Boneva: No Excuses Remain to Oppose Lustration

Announcing Macedonia’s new lustration bill, the coordinator of the ruling VMRO DPMNE caucus in parliament says the left can no longer conceal its opposition behind complaints about bias and transparency.

war-victims-in-croatia-punished-by-courts 12 Mar 12 War Victims in Croatia Punished by Courts

Some of the victims of war crimes in Croatia have been forced to pay court expenses after their claims for reparation failed. 

margarita-tsatsa-nikolovska-discontent-in-macedonian-judiciary-is-permanent 20 Feb 12 Margarita Tsatsa – Nikolovska: Discontent in Macedonian Judiciary is Permanent

In an exclusive interview for the Balkan Insight, Judge Margarita Tsatsa – Nikolovska discusses the current hot legal topics in Macedonia, from lustration process to the shape of the nation’s judiciary.

natasa-kandic-serbia-s-bloodstained-army-boss-must-go 10 Feb 12 Natasa Kandic: Serbia’s Bloodstained Army Boss Must Go

The denunciations of the Humanitarian Law Centre’s report on the head of the Serbian army reveal the strength of Milosevic’s ideology in Serbia today and the politicisation of the war crimes office.

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