EU urged to ensure Croat war criminals brought to justice Katerina Ossenova at 2:42 PM ET
[JURIST] The European Union (EU) [official website] must do more to ensure that those responsible for war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence are brought to justice, Amnesty International [advocacy website] said Tuesday. Amnesty called on the EU [press release] to use Croatia's status as an EU candidate country [Croatia materials; EU materials] to ensure that the Croatian government actively investigates and prosecutes suspected war criminals. Amnesty criticized the slow pace of war crimes investigations, and noted that Croatian courts have mostly focused on crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Serbs even though Croats have also been accused of ethnic-based war crimes.
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