April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Associated Press has discovered plans by the European Union to instate a war crimes tribunal to deal specifically with allegations focusing on offenses committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. During the war, the Albanian rebels were supported by NATO and ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Croatia said Monday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that acts of violence committed by Serbia in the 1990s constituted genocide under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention was breached, Croatia argues, when forces from the former... ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Serbia's war crimes court sentenced nine former paramilitaries on Tuesday for their involvement in the genocide of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Of the 11 men on trial, only two escaped prison, with the rest receiving sentences between two and 20 years for killing as many as 120 civilians in ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of ...[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 20, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
08/29/2013: Danish judge removed from war crimes tribunal for bias. 05/25/2013: ICTY marked 20th anniversary. 12/17/2012: UN extended terms of ICTY judges. 11/26/2012: Serbia asked UN tribunal to hand over evidence against freed Croatian generals. 11/11/2012: ICTY denied former Serb parliament ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Kosovo on Sunday held its first elections for mayors and local councilors since the country's secession from Serbia. The elections, facilitated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are mandated by the countries' 19 April Agreement, which requires active Serb particip... ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
UN Special Raporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani urged the government of Serbia and authorities in Kosovo on Tuesday to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for applying lasting solutions for IDPs in Serbia and Kosovo. "The time is now ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) failed to adequately investigate missing person reports in the aftermath of the 1998-99 Kosovo war with Serbia, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. According to AI, a 1999 UN resolution charged the UNMIK with protecting and promoting human rights in ...[read more]

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