December 5, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Police in Bosnia and Serbia, as part of a joint investigation and operation, arrested 15 individuals Friday accused of perpetrating the massacre of 19 unarmed men during the height of the Balkan conflict. The men are accused of orchestrating the 1993 Strpci massacre where Bosnian Serb militiamen ...[read more]
November 12, 2014
by Addison Morris
Vojislav Seselj returned home to Serbia on Wednesday, following his temporary release from prison. The Serbian far-right ultranationalist leader has been in custody at The Hague since 2003, after he was accused of war crimes and recruiting paramilitary forces during the 1990s Balkan conflicts. UN ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
French police on Friday arrested Radomir Susnjar, a Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of killing 59 Muslim civilians during the Bosnian Civil War. Susnjar is suspected of involvement in the July 1992 killings in the town of Visegrad, where 59 civilians were locked in a building that was... ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Michael Roberts
The Balkans is a region in southern Europe that stretches from Croatia to Bulgaria and derives its names from the Balkan Mountains. The region was invaded in the 14th century by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled for nearly 500 years. In 1878, the signing of the Treaty of Berlin redefined the Balkan ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Neil Devlin
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was created in 1993 by UN Resolution 827 to adjudicate the alleged war crimes perpetrated in the region of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The ICTY's term of prosecution has been extended until December 2014. Since its ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday urged authorities in the former Yugoslavia to investigate the enforced disappearances of 14,000 people who are still unaccounted for since the civil war in the 1990s. The report comes as the mandate for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former ...[read more]
March 8, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday demanded a 28-year prison sentence for former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj. Delivering closing arguments, Prosecutor Mathias Marcussen claimed that Seselj was ...[read more]
March 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 14, 2006, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) formally closed its case against former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, three days after he was found dead in his cell. Milosevic's sudden death prevented the ICTY of reaching a judgment against ...[read more]
January 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 4, 2010, the Serbian government filed a lawsuit against Croatia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing the Croatian government of committing genocide during the 1991-1995 Balkan War. The suit is in response to a similar suit filed by Croatia against Serbia in 1999. The ...[read more]
October 5, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Sweden's international prosecutor Magnus Elving unveiled war crimes charges Tuesday against Swedish citizen and former Bosnian prison guard Ahmet Makitan. Makitan is accused of violating the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War by kidnapping people and torturing and insulting ...[read more]

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