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Hungary ruling party: stricter immigration policy needed
February 6, 2015
Hungary's ruling party declared Friday that the country must pass legislation to tighten the border and prevent migrants from abusing the EU's political asylum laws. Antal Rogan, leader of the Fidesz party parliamentary group, noted that in January alone, around 14,000 migrants applied for political....... [more]

UN tribunal overturns ruling in favor of whistleblower
September 7, 2014
The UN Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) last week overturned a decision in favor of a whistleblower involved with the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. James Wasserstrom, a US diplomat currently serving as an anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul, accused high-level colleagues of retaliating af....... [more]

Kosovo lawmakers vote to create war crimes court
April 24, 2014
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the rebel....... [more]

Kosovo prime minister calls for vote on creating court for Balkans war crimes
April 18, 2014
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release, Thaci stated, "although the issue is completely unf....... [more]

EU to set up international war crimes tribunal for Serbia war
April 4, 2014
The Associated Press has discovered plans by the European Union to instate a war crimes tribunal to deal specifically with allegations focusing on offenses committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. During the war, the Albanian rebels were supported by NATO and are....... [more]

Serbia paramilitaries jailed for Kosovo genocide
February 11, 2014
Serbia's war crimes court sentenced nine former paramilitaries on Tuesday for their involvement in the genocide of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Of the 11 men on trial, only two escaped prison, with the rest receiving sentences between two and 20 years for killing as many as 120 civilians in f....... [more]

EULEX judge orders detention for war crimes suspect
January 29, 2014
An international judge from the Mitrovica Basic Court on Tuesday ordered a one-month detention for a Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, who is suspected of committing war crimes and aggravated murder during the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict. The order was in response to a request by a European Un....... [more]

Serbia ex-secret service officials arrested for 1999 killing of activist
January 14, 2014
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of t....... [more]

EULEX Kosovo prosecutor indicts 15 people for war crimes
November 8, 2013
A European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) prosecutor in the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office filed an indictment against 15 defendants on Friday in the EULEX Mitrovica Basic Court. The individuals are accused of war crimes against civilians that occurred at a Kosovo Liberation Army (K....... [more]

Kosovo holds first local elections since secession from Serbia
November 3, 2013
Kosovo on Sunday held its first elections for mayors and local councilors since the country's secession from Serbia. The elections, facilitated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are mandated by the countries' 19 April Agreement, which requires active Serb particip....... [more]

UN rights expert urges durable solution for persons displaced by Kosovo conflict
October 24, 2013
UN Special Raporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani urged the government of Serbia and authorities in Kosovo on Tuesday to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for applying lasting solutions for IDPs in Serbia and Kosovo. "The time is now co....... [more]



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