montenegro-risks-another-war-crimes-trial-failure-09-11-2017 12 Sep 17 Montenegro Risks Another War Crimes Trial Failure

After a series of embarrassing acquittals, Montenegro is launching another flawed war crimes trial, with prosecutors risking failure again because of the desire to get results that will please the EU.

ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017 07 Aug 17 Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

croatia-hopes-for-exoneration-in-bosnia-war-crimes-appeal-03-17-2017 17 Mar 17 Croatia Hopes for Exoneration in Bosnia War Crimes Appeal

Croatia is hoping that it will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina during appeals in The Hague against the war crimes convictions of six former Bosnian Croat leaders.

croatia-historical-controversies-stir-tensions-with-serbia-12-21-2016 28 Dec 16 Croatia: Historical Controversies Stir Tensions with Serbia

Disputes over the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime, exacerbated by the country’s controversial culture minister, sparked rows at home and abroad in 2016.

kosovo-new-war-court-approved-despite-opposition-12-19-2016 26 Dec 16 Kosovo: New War Court Approved Despite Opposition

Pristina in 2016 approved the establishment of a new Hague-based court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, while war crimes trials at home attracted controversy and sparked protests.

serb-paramilitary-captain-dragan-s-long-road-to-court-09-19-2016 20 Sep 16 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Long Road to Court

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic was working as a golf instructor in Australia, but after a decade battling extradition, he has gone on trial for war crimes in Croatia.

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.

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