Thirty years have passed since Bosnian Army troops detained and assaulted Croat and Serb prisoners in a music school basement in Zenica. In the Hague Tribunal archives, BIRN found names of suspected perpetrators who never stood trial.
Battlefield scenarios from the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 20th Century are used in various board games and video games, but while some of them offer the opportunity to play with history, others distort the facts completely.
In the Bosnian town of Prijedor, site of some of the worst Bosnian Serb crimes of the 1992-95 war, members of a party in power helped create a right-wing organisation committed to rewriting history, BIRN can reveal.
Frontex and the European Commission sidelined their own data protection watchdogs in pursuing a much-criticised expansion of “intrusive” data collection from migrants and refugees to feed into Europol’s vast criminal databases, BIRN can reveal.
An extreme nationalist organisation from Turkey set up a Bosnian branch whose leader helped President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime target opponents from the so-called Gulenist movement for extradition, BIRN has found.
Allegations of judicial interference and political pressure convulsed the European Union’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo as a British lawyer who became a powerful judge despite lacking the required legal credentials was fired for misconduct.
Authorities in Bosnia’s Sarajevo canton are refusing to release the contract they signed with a Chinese consortium for the reconstruction of the capital’s tram lines, making public oversight impossible.