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]
March 29, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The war crimes court for Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday convicted a former paramilitary unit commander from Montenegro on multiple counts of murder, torture, rape and looting committed during the the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1995) and sentenced him to 45 years of imprisonment. ...[read more]
January 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A court in Montenegro on Wednesday sentenced four former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) soldiers to up to four years in prison for war crimes committed during the Croatian conflict. In a retrial of a 2010 case, the court found the four defendants guilty of torturing prisoners at a detention camp in ...[read more]
August 21, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 21, 2006, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) certified that the Geneva Conventions of 1949 was the first universally accepted international treaty. Jean-Philippe Lavoyer, head of the legal division at the ICRC, said that the Conventions gained complete international ...[read more]
June 5, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 5, 2006, Serbia was declared a sovereign nation. This proclamation of independence by the Serbian parliament came two days after the parliament of Montenegro pronounced its own independence from the former state union between the two countries. Montenegro's independence followed a narrowly ...[read more]
April 8, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Bosnian war crimes victims on Thursday submitted evidence to the Prosecutors Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) accusing three former members of the Serbian Supreme Council of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian civil war. Former Yugoslav presidents Zoran Lilic and Dobrica Cosic ...[read more]
March 30, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a bill outlawing abortions performed based on the sex or race of the fetus. Representative Steve Montenegro sponsored HB 2442 and HB 2443, which separately outlaw abortions based on the child's sex or race. Under the new abortion law, a ...[read more]
December 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 15, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that it could not hear a case brought by Serbia and Montenegro against eight NATO countries- the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands and Portugal. The case was brought in respect of NATO's 1999 bombing ...[read more]
June 3, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On June 3, 2006, the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro formerly dissolved with the latter's declaration of independence. After the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 2003, Serbia and Montenegro was born as a union of the only nations that had not departed the Yugoslav ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Spain's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that national police agents have arrested accused Montenegrin war criminal Veselin Vlahovic in southeastern Spain. Vlahovic, known as the monster of Grbavica, is wanted on three international arrest warrants, including one for the rape, tor... ...[read more]

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