26 May 16 Kosovo Families Accuse Serbian Army Chief of Massacre

Families of victims from the village of Rezala accuse Serbian army chief Ljubisa Dikovic of killing 41 villagers during the war of the 1990s – and demand that Kosovo’s judicial organs investigate.

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18 Apr 16 Bosnia's Federation to Establish Commission on War Rapes

Bosnia's Federation entity plans to create a new commission to assess whether victims of wartime rape are entitled to compensation - but victims' associations remain sceptical about the outcome.

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08 Apr 16 Kosovo Victims’ Families Appeal to Serbian Court

Families of 14 women and children killed by Belgrade’s forces in the Kosovo town of Podujevo/Podujeves in March 1999 will appeal to a Serbian court, asking for more compensation.

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08 Mar 16 UN Raps Bosnia for Violating War Widow’s Rights

The UN’s Human Rights Committee said Bosnia and Herzegovina violated the rights of widow Sakiba Dovadzija because it failed to prosecute those responsible for the enforced disappearance of her husband.

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09 Oct 15 Bosnia Camp Survivors Seek End to Court Fees

Former Bosnian camp inmates who have filed lawsuits for damages for their suffering say they are being made victims again by being made to pay judicial fees.

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14 Aug 15 Bosnia Struggles with War Rape Compensation

Landmark verdicts from the Bosnian state court ordering wartime rapists to compensate their victims have run into trouble because the convicted men might be too poor to pay.

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26 Jun 15 Bosnia to Adopt Torture Victim Law This Year

Bosnia’s human rights minister announced that a law on torture victims which would ensure the rights of hundreds of thousands of former detainees will be sent to parliament by the year’s end.

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10 Jun 15 Pope’s Justice Message Greeted Sceptically in Bosnia

Pope Francis’s message that Bosnia and Herzegovina can only achieve lasting peace through justice was supported by war victims’ groups and rights advocates - but they doubt if it’s actually possible.

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08 Jun 15 Bosniak Survivors Mark Zvornik Massacres Anniversary

Twenty-three years after the killings of hundreds of men by Bosnian Serb forces and paramilitaries around the town of Zvornik, only a handful of people have been convicted of war crimes.

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05 May 15 Bosnian Ex-Detainees Demand State Torture Law

Former detainees in wartime camps launched a week commemorating their suffering by issuing a plea to politicians to finally adopt a state-wide law on torture victims to ensure their rights.

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16 Apr 15 Murdered US Albanians’ Brother Warns Serbian PM

The brother of three Albanian-Americans killed in Kosovo just after the war urged the Serbian prime minister to make progress to resolve the murder before his planned visit to the US.

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06 Apr 15 Kosovo Buries 28 Bodies from Mass Grave

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa joined mourners in the village of Rezalle at a burial ceremony for 28 war victims exhumed last year from a mass grave in southern Serbia.

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20 Mar 15 Kosovo President Says Rape Victims Still Stigmatised

President Atifete Jahjaga has demanded more institutional support for wartime rape victims, saying too many people in Kosovo still regard the issue as a taboo subject.

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18 Feb 15 Serbia Village Attackers Unpunished, 22 Years On

Twenty-two years after the Yugoslav Army attacked Bosniaks in the Serbian village of Kukurovici, no one has been prosecuted for the murders of three people who were killed there.

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11 Feb 15 Bosnia’s ‘Politicians with War Baggage’ Under Fire

Victims’ associations and human rights advocates have condemned the appointment of two elected officials who have been accused of having connections with war crimes during the 1990s.

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