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08 Dec 17

US to Deport Bosnian Serb Accused of Srebrenica Killings

The US will deport Oliver Dragic, accused of having been a member of a Bosnian Serb police unit that participated in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995, for lying while claiming refugee status.

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07 Dec 17

Hague Tribunal Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’

The president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which closes this month, told the UN Security Council that the court had “forever changed the landscape of international justice”.

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06 Dec 17

Bosnian Journalists Condemn Praljak Verdict Death Threats

Bosnian journalists and international organisations urged the authorities to address death threats sent to reporters who covered last week’s Hague Tribunal conviction of six Bosnian Croats and Slobodan Praljak’s suicide.

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06 Dec 17

Ratko Mladic Posters Appear on Belgrade Streets

On the day that Bosnia's presidency members visited Serbia, posters with the image of war crimes convict Ratko Mladic and the logo of a banned far-right group were pasted on walls in Belgrade.

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06 Dec 17

Bosnia Charges Serb Mayor with Wartime Persecution

The mayor of Vlasenica and three other ex-policemen have been charged with the wartime murders, forcible disappearances, unlawful detention, torture and abuse of Bosniak civilians in the Vlasenica area.

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05 Dec 17

Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldiers with 28 Civilians’ Murders

The Bosnian prosecution indicted four former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers for committing a war crime by killing 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in the village of Oborci, near Donji Vakuf, in 1995.

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04 Dec 17

Bosnia Arrests 13 Suspected of Crimes in Konjic

The Bosnian prosecution has arrested 13 men on suspicion that they committed crimes against humanity in the Konjic area in 1992.

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04 Dec 17

Plenkovic Visits Bosnia to ‘Calm’ Bosnian Croat Fury

The Croatian Prime Minister is visiting Bosnian Croats to ‘calm them down’ following the dramatic suicide in court of a Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak.

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04 Dec 17

Bosnian Serbs Oppose New Torture Victims Law

Bosnian Serb politicians and war victims’ groups said they will not support the adoption of a new state-level law on wartime victims of torture, claiming it would discriminate against Serbs.

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01 Dec 17

‘Scorpions’ Ex-Fighter Says Belgrade Controlled Paramilitaries

An ex-member of the ‘Scorpions’ paramilitaries told the Hague Tribunal that his unit and the ‘Tigers’ led by Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan, were under the control of the Serbian security service in the Bosnian and Croatian wars.

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01 Dec 17

Hague Tribunal Probes Slobodan Praljak’s Courtroom Death

As Dutch prosecutors confirmed that Bosnian Croat military chief Slobodan Praljak took poison before he died, the Hague Tribunal launched an independent review to establish what went wrong at the UN court.

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30 Nov 17

Croatia Expresses Shock at Hague Tribunal Suicide

Croatia’s president and media expressed shock at the courtroom suicide of Slobodan Praljak, while simulateously criticising the Hague Tribunal’s conviction of six wartime Bosnian Croat military and political leaders.

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30 Nov 17

Netherlands Probes War Criminal Praljak’s ‘Assisted Suicide’

The Public Prosecution Service in The Hague has opened an inquiry into the possible ‘assisted suicide’ of Slobodan Praljak, who died after saying he had taken poison in court during his verdict.

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30 Nov 17

Courtroom Suicide Overshadows Slobodan Praljak’s Crimes

The suicide of Bosnian Croat military chief Slobodan Praljak at the Hague Tribunal diverted attention from his verdict, but the testimonies of war victims show how serious his crimes were.

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30 Nov 17

UK’s Vulliamy Recalls Encounters with Belligerent Praljak

One of Britain’s most respected reporters on the Balkan wars of the 1990s has recalled his two encounters, in court and out, with Slobodan Praljak, the war criminal who committed suicide at the Hague Tribunal.

Premium

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08 Dec 17

Disabled Bosnians Face Uphill Battle For Jobs

The case of Ana Kotur Erkic, a young lawyer from Brcko, shows that people with disabilities still face stigma and discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

05 Dec 17

Bosnian, Serbian Leaders Meet to Ease Friction

30 Nov 17

A Poisonous Week at the Hague Tribunal

30 Nov 17

In His Final Act, War Criminal Hijacks Court

Business

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29 Nov 17

Coca-Cola to Acquire Banja Luka Drinks Company

As Coca-Cola announces plans to buy Banja Luka beverages company MB Impex, the Bosnian authorities are checking the likely impact on the local alcoholic drinks market.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

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06 Nov 17

Bosnian Capital’s Spirits Soar as Cable Car Returns

Wartime hatred destroyed the city’s much-loved cable car – but one man’s love for Sarajevo has helped restore this iconic feature.

29 Sep 17

Sarajevo's Metalworkers Revive their Craft