srebrenica-anniversary-genocide-convicts-serving-500-years 11 Jul 14 Srebrenica Anniversary: Genocide Convicts Serving 500 Years

As the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres is commemorated, 30 Bosnian Serbs have so far been jailed for a total of 568 years for genocide and other crimes in July 1995.

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

kosovo-massacre-survivors-mourn-anniversary-in-anger 14 May 14 Kosovo Massacre Survivors Mourn Anniversary in Anger

On the 15th anniversary of a deadly attack on the Kosovo village of Cuska, survivors said the recent jailings of Serbian soldiers were lenient, while other senior commanders evaded justice.

belgrade-pristina-silent-on-war-crimes-verdicts 13 Feb 14 Belgrade, Pristina Silent on War Crimes Verdicts

The lack of debate about recent convictions for atrocities committed by Serbian forces in Kosovo show that war crimes are still a taboo subject, while victims are forgotten.

the-bloody-past-of-serbia-s-dogs-of-war 12 Feb 14 The Bloody Past of Serbia’s ‘Dogs of War’

Many of the Serbian fighters jailed this week for mass killings in Kosovo were battlefield veterans who previously fought in some of the most vicious conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

eu-kosovo-mission-denies-biased-prosecutions 11 Feb 14 EU Kosovo Mission Denies Biased Prosecutions

After arrests of Serbs and Albanians sparked protests, the EU rule-of-law mission’s head in Kosovo, Bernd Borchardt, told BIRN that suspects are prosecuted whatever their politics or ethnicity.

kosovë-ndjekja-e-ish-luftëtarëve-shpërthen-në-protesta 26 Dec 13 Kosovo: Prosecutions of Ex-Guerrillas Spark Protests

Pristina in 2013 saw demonstrations after EU prosecutors arrested ex-Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for war crimes, while members of an organ-trafficking ring were sent to jail.

bosnia-court-controversies-and-freed-war-criminals 26 Dec 13 Bosnia: Court Controversies and Freed War Criminals

The release of convicted Bosnian war criminals, controversy over a dissenting Hague Tribunal judge and the discovery of the country’s biggest wartime mass grave made headlines in 2013.

infographic-state-aid-to-hague-indictees 23 Dec 13 Infographic: State Aid to Hague Indictees

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has established that five former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia – spent a total of almost 40 million euro on support for war crimes suspects at the Hague Tribunal.

serbia-supporting-bosnian-serb-suspects 23 Dec 13 Serbia: Supporting Bosnian Serb Suspects

Belgrade has spent around 1.7 million euro on supporting its Hague Tribunal defendants, but a lot of this money actually went to Bosnian Serb Army officers with Serbian citizenship.

macedonia-huge-secret-payments-revealed 23 Dec 13 Macedonia: Huge Secret Payments Revealed

The government refused to say how much it spent on supporting Macedonia’s two war crimes defendants, but estimates from officials and insiders add up to almost 9.5 million euro.

kosovo-shadowy-funds-raise-corruption-fears 23 Dec 13 Kosovo: Shadowy Funds Raise Corruption Fears

More than 1.7 million euro was raised by private funds to support Kosovo’s war crimes defendants in The Hague, but they never made public exactly how the money was spent.

ethnic-politics-dictate-payments 23 Dec 13 Bosnia: Ethnic Politics Dictate Payments

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects received 640,000 euro of state money, plus more cash from private funds, while Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats got nothing.

croatia-backing-homeland-war-generals 23 Dec 13 Croatia: Backing ‘Homeland War’ Generals

Croatia spent more than 28 million euro on the defence of three generals accused of war crimes, while even more money was raised to support them by a private fund.

how-ex-yugoslav-states-funded-war-crimes-defendants 23 Dec 13 How Ex-Yugoslav States Funded War Crimes Defendants

Former Yugoslav countries have spent almost 40 million euro of public money supporting war crimes suspects on trial at the Hague Tribunal, a BIRN investigation has revealed.

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Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.

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