balkans-holocaust-seized-property-not-fully-addressed-04-25-2017
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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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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council-of-europe-kosovo-war-victims-denied-justice--04-10-2017
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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04 Apr 17 Bosnia ‘Failing to Meet Landmine Removal Target’

Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be landmine-free by 2019 as previously promised because of a lack of funds, campaigners warned on International Mine Awareness Day.

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24 Mar 17 US Holocaust Envoy Warns Croatia About Fascist Symbols

On a visit to Croatia, the US State Department envoy for Holocaust issues warned the authorities that symbols of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement are offensive to victims and their families.

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20 Mar 17 Croatia Threatened with Lawsuit by WWII Victims

Croatia has been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t support victims of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in their claims for reparations - although one expert doubted Zagreb would back the case.

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us-private-suit-reveals-croatia-s-wwii-property-restitutions-problems-03-13-2017
13 Mar 17 WWII Compensation Lawsuit Against Croatia ‘Likely to Fail’

A 3.2 billion euro lawsuit filed against Croatia by American descendants of Serbs, Jews and Roma seeking compensation for property seized by the Nazi-allied WWII regime will probably fail, experts said.

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10 Feb 17 Amnesty Seeks Justice for Killed Kosovo Protesters

Amnesty International has called on the United Nations to deliver justice to the families of two Kosovo Albanians shot dead by UN police in a demonstration a decade ago in Pristina.

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council-of-europe-says-kosovo-war-victims-ignored--02-09-2017
09 Feb 17 Council of Europe Says Kosovo War Victims ‘Ignored’

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said the plight of Kosovo war victims is being ignored amid the ongoing political discussions about the country’s future.

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23 Dec 16 Serbian Officers Accused of Detaining, Torturing Bosniaks

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre claimed in a new report that Serbian army and police officers were responsible for detaining Bosniaks and torturing them at prison camps in Serbia in 1995.

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27 Oct 16 Strasbourg Rejects Bosnians’ Torture Claim Against Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights rejected a complaint from 67 Bosnians who accused Belgrade of not properly investigating their alleged torture in detention camps in Serbia during and after the Bosnian war.

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biden-s-visit-pushes-forward-serbia-kosovo-relations-08-12-2016
15 Aug 16 Biden to Push Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue on Farewell Tour

Joe Biden’s visit to Serbia and Kosovo on his last Balkan tour as US Vice President is expected to focus on re-booting the stalled dialogue between the two countries.

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18 Jul 16 Pristina ‘War Grave’ Excavation Distresses Relatives

Relatives of a man still missing from the Kosovo war said they were waiting with hope and fear for the outcome of an excavation of a suspected mass grave at Pristina University.

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un-kosovo-mission-violated-human-rights-says-probe-07-14-2016
14 Jul 16 UN Kosovo Mission ‘Violated Human Rights’, Says Probe

A United Nations advisory panel set up to examine complaints against the UN’s Kosovo mission, UNMIK, said the mission violated human rights and did not properly investigate serious allegations of wrongdoing.

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rights-activists-call-us-eu-to-pressure-serbia-over-war-crimes-07-07-2016
08 Jul 16 Serbia Under Fire Over US Albanians’ Murders

Human rights campaigners, lawyers and academics called on the US and EU to pressurise Belgrade to solve the murder of three US citizens of Albanian origin killed in Serbia in 1999.

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