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UN rights expert calls on Serbia to ameliorate housing crisis
May 27, 2015
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing called Tuesday on the Serbian government to take immediate action to improve the current housing crisis that has left many Serbian citizens without adequate housing. While Serbia boasts a high rate of homeownership due to the privatization a....... [more]

ICTY orders Serbia to return Seselj to detention
May 26, 2015
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday ordered Serbia's justice ministry to return Vojislav Seselj, ailing alleged war criminal, to his detention cell immediately. Seselj had been held in The Hague on charges of leading ethnic Serbs to persecute non-Serbs du....... [more]

Serbia court clears alleged Nazi collaborator
May 15, 2015
A Serbian court on Thursday politically rehabilitated a World War II royalist executed nearly 70 years ago on convictions of collaborating with Nazis. Serbian nationalist Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic was an officer of the royal army when the Nazis invaded. Mihailovic allegedly began collaborating wi....... [more]

Hadzic granted provisional release pending trial
April 15, 2015
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday ordered the provisional release pursuant to an interlocutory appeal for Goran Had?ic, the former president of the Republic of Serbian Krajina during the Croatian War of Independence. Hadzic is accused of coordinating....... [more]

Bosnia prosecutors indict 10 former soldiers for war crimes
April 15, 2015
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday indicted 10 former Bosnian-Serb soldiers for war crimes committed during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. The men are accused of imprisoning, torturing and killing 20 people abducted from a train in eastern Bosnia in February of 1993. C....... [more]

HRW: asylum-seekers suffering abuse at hands of Serbia police
April 15, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday that asylum-seekers and migrants fleeing war-torn countries are suffering abuse at the hands of Serbian authorities. Most of the asylum-seekers are Syrian or Afghan, travelling through Serbia to seek shelter in western European states. Based on interviews....... [more]

ICTY upholds life sentence for Bosnian Serb army general
April 9, 2015
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday upheld the majority of convictions for Bosnian Serb army General Zdravko Tolimir for his involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Tolimir was arrested in Serbia in 2007 and convicted in 2012. The appeals....... [more]

Bosnia prosecutors indict 3 people for war crimes against Serbs
April 3, 2015
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday indicted three people for war crimes committed against Serb victims. The indicted, Zdenko Andabak, Muamir Jasharevic and Sead Velagic, are accused of committing crimes against humanity against more than 300 Serb civilians between April 19....... [more]

ICTY orders Serbian nationalist Seselj to return to court
March 30, 2015
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled Monday that Serbian leader Vojislav Seselj violated conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague. Seselj, who was released in November for medical treatment in Serbia....... [more]

Serbia court orders detention of 8 suspects for Srebrenica massacre
March 20, 2015
A Belgrade court on Friday ordered a 30-day detention of eight Serbian suspects in connection with the 1995 Srebenica massacre, in which some 8,000 Serbian Muslim men and boys were killed in a single town. The Belgrade Higher Court said the suspects must remain in jail due to concerns that they may....... [more]

Serbia police arrest 8 suspected of carrying out 1995 Srebrenica massacre
March 18, 2015
Serbian police on Wednesday arrested eight men suspected of having a direct role in the killing of more than 1,000 Muslim men and boys during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. In July 1995 more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were executed in Srebrenica and the surrounding area over a period of....... [more]




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