The Dutch advisor to Bosnia’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC, says the proceedings conducted against the state court president and chief prosecutor highlight the system’s reluctance to impose serious penalties.
This week, while Croatia celebrates its victory in 1995’s Operation Storm and Serbia mourns the victims, nationalists on both sides will be seeking to profit politically from one of the war’s most traumatic events, says sociologist Marijana Stojcic.
Robert McNeil was one of the first international experts deployed to gather evidence by examining the bodies of victims of the Srebrenica massacres, and memories of what he saw have haunted him ever since.
Sasa Ilic, whose recent award-winning novel addressed the enduring traumas caused by the Yugoslav conflicts, offers an alternative perspective to the nationalist narratives that still dominate Serbian society.
The Western Balkans Director at the German Federal Foreign Office says the region will be high on the agenda during Berlin’s EU Council Presidency – but countries seeking integration must do their part.