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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]

5 indicted for 1993 Balkan war massacre
March 4, 2015
Serbian war crimes prosecutors said Tuesday that five people have been charged with committing a wartime massacre during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s, with 10 more still under investigation in Bosnia. The massacre occurred in 1993, when the five allegedly abducted 20 people from a train in easte....... [more]

Serbia court considers overturning general's treason conviction for collaborating with Nazis
February 27, 2015
A Belgrade court on Friday considered whether to wipe the treason conviction against General Draza Mihailovic for his efforts supporting the Nazi regime during World War II. Serbian nationals showed up in droves to the courthouse to witness the decision on Mihailovic's oft contested legacy, and reso....... [more]

Federal appeals court affirms possible extradition of former Bosnian prison guard
February 26, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court's ruling that former Bosnian guard Almaz Nezirovic is subject to extradition to his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), after allegations that Nezirovic is responsible for war-crimes committed during the....... [more]

Seselj's Provisional Release: Hate Speech, International Criminal Procedure and Transitional Justice
February 7, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on international criminal law and transitional justice...Th....... [more]

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]

Croatia to block Serbia from joining EU over war crimes law
February 6, 2015
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Thursday that Croatia will block Serbia from joining the EU unless it changes a 2003 law allowing Belgrade to prosecute Croatians for war crimes committed against Serbs in Croatia. The law would allow Serbia to have universal jurisdiction for the prosecut....... [more]

ICJ rules Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide
February 3, 2015
The International Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against one another's citizens during the 1990s wars that erupted after the division of Yugoslavia. Croatia had accused Serbia of committing genocide against native and ethic Croats, and in a counter-cla....... [more]

ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide convictions
January 31, 2015
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday upheld genocide convictions for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Trial Chamber of the ICTY convicted seven se....... [more]

Yugoslav war crimes tribunal refuses to revoke release of Serb nationalist
January 14, 2015
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday denied a request from the ICTY prosecutor's office to revoke the provisional release of a Serb nationalist who was granted a temporary release from ICTY custody in November for health concerns. Vojislav Seselj....... [more]




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