For seven years now, employees of state institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina been able to report corruption and be granted the status of whistleblowers or protected denouncers of corruption. But so far, only a few of them have received such a status. One of them decided to publicly denounce corruption through an investigation published by BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina. For more than a year, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina has monitored disciplinary action that was subsequently initiated against the whistleblower, although the law should have protected him. He was recently fired and disciplinary action is still being conducted against him. In this episode, you can see what whistleblowers have gone through after reporting corruption, why they are still not protected and how that can be changed.
Before this week’s final verdict in Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic’s trial, BIRN a presents a photographic essay showing the places where the crimes in his indictment were committed, accompanied by quotes from key witnesses.
The UN court in The Hague rejected former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s request for the final verdict in his trial to be postponed because one of his lawyers will not be able to attend the hearing.
The former Bosnian Serb military chief’s defence asked for the final verdict in his trial to be postponed because one of his lawyers will not be able to attend the hearing at the UN court in The Hague.
The Hague war crimes court rejected a request to review the life sentence handed down to Bosnian Serb paramilitary unit leader Milan Lukic for committing crimes against humanity in the town of Visegrad.
The UN court in The Hague will not reconsider its decision to reject former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s plea for judges he claims are biased against him to be disqualified from ruling on his attempts to appeal against his sentence.