bosnian-war-crimes-convicts-pay-to-stay-free-08-09-2016 10 Aug 16 Bosnian War Crimes Convicts Pay to Stay Free

Bosnian courts have allowed five war crimes convicts to avoid serving their prison sentences by paying a fine, BIRN has found - a practice which critics claim makes a mockery of justice.

will-serbia-ever-try-generals-for-kosovo-crimes--08-08-2016 08 Aug 16 Will Serbia Ever Try Generals for Kosovo Crimes?

Two years after the Serbian prosecution started investigating a Yugoslav Army general for allegedly ordering attacks on Kosovo villages that left 120 civilians dead in 1999, no military official has been indicted.

serbian-war-crimes-boast-highlights-prosecution-failures-08-05-2016 05 Aug 16 Serbian War Crimes Boast Highlights Prosecution Failures

Despite Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s claim that his country has the best record on war crimes prosecution in the Balkans, data suggests that Serbia is lagging behind neighbours Bosnia and Croatia.

how-seselj-s-verdict-got-history-terribly-wrong-04-01-2016 01 Apr 16 How Seselj’s Verdict Got History Terribly Wrong

In acquitting Vojislav Seselj of all charges, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia applied flawed logic, a bad understanding of history, and a stunning lack of decency and common sense.

seselj-s-acquittal-a-gift-for-serbian-right-wingers--03-31-2016 31 Mar 16 Seselj’s Acquittal: A Gift for Serbian Right-Wingers?

The acquittal of Vojislav Seselj was celebrated by his hardline supporters but it could also boost support for right-wing nationalist parties at the upcoming parliamentary elections, analysts suggested.

safeguarding-the-yugoslavia-tribunal-s-unique-war-archives-03-29-2016 30 Mar 16 Safeguarding the Hague Tribunal’s Unique War Archives

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has amassed an archive of over 10 million documents and other vital evidence which must be preserved as a permanent record of the war years.

the-scandal-packed-spectacle-of-vojislav-seselj-s-trial-03-29-2016 30 Mar 16 The Scandal-Packed Spectacle of Vojislav Seselj’s Trial

Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial saw a series of scandals and disruptions, with the Serbian Radical Party leader repeatedly mocking the UN court and refusing to return for the verdict on Thursday.

vojislav-seselj-faded-cheerleader-for-a-greater-serbia--03-28-2016 29 Mar 16 Vojislav Seselj: Faded Cheerleader for a ‘Greater Serbia’

The Serbian Radical Party leader, whose war crimes verdict is delivered this week, is still defiantly promoting his nationalist cause despite dwindling public support for his hardline rhetoric.

deaths-spotlight-hague-tribunal-s-ageing-defendants-02-10-2016 10 Feb 16 Deaths Spotlight Hague Tribunal’s Ageing Defendants

The death in custody of Bosnian Serb war criminal Zdravko Tolimir means that 12 defendants at the UN war crimes court in The Hague have now died while on trial or waiting to serve their sentences.

oliver-ivanovic-karate-master-defeated-in-court-01-21-2016 21 Jan 16 Oliver Ivanovic: Karate Master Defeated in Court

Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic’s martial arts skills brought him to politics, and he was once seen as a key figure in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - but he now faces jail for war crimes against Albanians.

operation-storm-causes-turbulence-for-croatia-12-24-2015 31 Dec 15 Operation Storm Causes Turbulence for Croatia

2015 was marred by arguments with Serbia over celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, while protesting war veterans caused problems domestically.

montenegro-s-war-crimes-failings-continue-in-2015-12-28-2015 29 Dec 15 Montenegro’s War Crimes Failings Continue in 2015

The country’s new special prosecutor admitted there have been no satisfactory outcomes from war crimes cases in Montenegro, while the authorities faced yet more criticism for their failings in 2015.

wartime-allegations-return-to-haunt-kosovo-s-limaj-11-04-2015 05 Nov 15 Wartime Allegations Return to Haunt Kosovo’s Limaj

Guerrilla turned politician Fatmir Limaj could face his third war crimes trial for brutal abuses at the Kosovo Liberation Army’s Klecka detention camp after a court decided to hear a motion for retrial.

kosovo-awaits-kla-guerilla-verdict 27 May 15 The Troubled Trial of Kosovo’s ‘Drenica Group’

The high-profile trial of 15 former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters was marred by angry protests, a prison break and problems with witnesses who retracted incriminating testimony.

kosovo-massacres-trial-understanding-the-acquittal 14 May 15 Kosovo Massacres Trial: Understanding the Acquittal

Sixteen years after Serbian forces killed 44 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Cuska, 11 former fighters are awaiting retrial for the alleged war crime - but how did Belgrade’s appeals court justify acquitting them?

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