bosnian-judicial-overseer-vows-to-speed-up-prosecutions-01-10-2018 10 Jan 18 Bosnia’s Judicial Overseer Vows to Speed Up Prosecutions

Prosecutions of the most significant war crimes, corruption and organised crime cases slowed last year, but the head of Bosnia’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council insists that the focus in 2018 will be on dealing with high-level suspects.

bosnia-ratko-mladic-verdict-highlights-ethnic-divisions-12-27-2017 28 Dec 17 Bosnia: Landmark Verdicts Highlight Post-War Divisions

The conviction of Ratko Mladic was cheered by Bosniaks but condemned by Bosnian Serb leaders, while rival reactions to the acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric also highlighted the country’s continuing ethnic discord.

kosovo-ex-pm-detained-ex-guerrillas-acquitted-12-22-2017 27 Dec 17 Kosovo: War Court Challenged, Ex-Guerrillas Acquitted

MPs staged a dramatic intervention to try to stop the new special court which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, while courts in Pristina acquitted two prominent politicians and ex-guerrilla commanders.

croatia-wwii-controversies-and-a-general-s-suicide-12-22-2017 26 Dec 17 Croatia: WWII Controversies and a General’s Suicide

A year in which the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime continued to cause controversy erupted into political turmoil when Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak committed suicide in The Hague.

serbia-war-criminals-praised-war-trials-delayed-12-22-2017 25 Dec 17 Serbia: War Criminals Praised, War Trials Delayed

In 2017, Serbian officials heaped praise on a former military chief who was convicted of war crimes in Kosovo, while trials of alleged offenders in Belgrade were interrupted by a series of delays.

hague-tribunal-closes-down-leaving-disputed-legacy-12-20-2017 21 Dec 17 Hague Tribunal Closes Down, Leaving Disputed Legacy

The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shuts on Thursday after convicting 90 war criminals, but its successes have been accompanied by courtroom controversies and a disputed legacy in Balkan countries.

war-crimes-convicts-hague-tribunal-was-a-political-court-12-19-2017 20 Dec 17 War Crimes Convicts: Hague Tribunal was a ‘Political Court’

Convicted war criminals from Bosnia and Herzegovina say that they still believe that the Hague Tribunal, which closes down on Thursday, was a politically biased court that could never deliver impartial justice.

hague-prosecutor-balkan-states-still-celebrating-criminals-12-15-2017 18 Dec 17 Hague Prosecutor: Balkan States Still Celebrating Criminals

Reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia will be hard to achieve while war criminals are still treated as heroes, the chief prosecutor at the Hague Tribunal, Serge Brammertz, told BIRN ahead of its closure this month.

the-never-ending-war-crimes-trial-of-branimir-glavas-12-07-2017 08 Dec 17 The Never-Ending War Crimes Trial of Branimir Glavas

After 12 years of being prosecuted for the killings of Serb civilians in 1991 and five separate court verdicts, Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas is still on trial – and he’s still a free man.

slobodan-praljak-defending-himself-by-distorting-history-12-01-2017 04 Dec 17 Slobodan Praljak: Defending Himself by Distorting History

In an 800-page document sent to BIRN several months before his public suicide, Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak tried to rewrite history and dispute court-established facts to absolve himself of crimes.

a-poisonous-week-at-the-hague-tribunal-11-30-2017 30 Nov 17 A Poisonous Week at the Hague Tribunal

The nationalistic reactions to the death of Slobodan Praljak and the conviction of Ratko Mladic show that bitterly hostile disagreements persist over the reasons for the 1990s wars and the crimes that were committed.

in-his-final-act-war-criminal-hijacks-court-11-30-2017 30 Nov 17 In His Final Act, War Criminal Hijacks Court

The shocking public suicide of Slobodan Praljak at the Hague Tribunal has overshadowed the significant findings of Croatia’s complicity in mass crimes in Bosnia and has further diminished the legacy of the international court.

bosnian-croats-face-judgment-on-greater-croatia-charges-11-27-2017 28 Nov 17 Bosnian Croats Face Judgment on ‘Greater Croatia’ Charges

The Hague Tribunal will rule this week on an appeal from six wartime Bosnian Croat officials who were convicted of involvement in a joint criminal enterprise aimed at establishing a ‘Greater Croatia’.

bosnian-croat-officials-brought-together-by-war-11-27-2017 27 Nov 17 Bosnian Croat Officials Brought Together by War

An economics professor, a karate expert, a TV producer - six ex-officials of the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet Herzeg-Bosnia, now awaiting their final verdicts in The Hague, were brought together by the 1990s conflict.

trial-shows-croatian-money-fuelled-bosnian-croats-war-11-24-2017 24 Nov 17 Trial Shows Croatian Money Fuelled Bosnian Croats’ War

The Hague Tribunal delivers its verdict on six Bosnian Croat ex-officials next week - but the trial has already revealed how Croatia funded the self-proclaimed Herzeg-Bosnia statelet’s forces while they fought the Bosnian Army.

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