The European Court of Human Rights has requested Serbia not to extradite a wanted Kurdish activist to Turkey, where he has been sentenced to life in prison, before it has had time to properly evaluate his case.
Under a scheme to give victims a voice in war crime cases, a statement was delivered at the opening of the Hague trial of ex-guerrilla Salih Mustafa, claiming alleged victims of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters have been intimidated into silence.
Rights activists urged Serbia and Kosovo to make public a reported agreement to open up or exchange material from their wartime archives, which could reveal the whereabouts of the remaining missing persons from the 1998-99 conflict.
Edin Vranj was arrested at the border crossing between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over accusations that he committed crimes against prisoners of war during the Bosnian conflict in 1993 and 1994.
The authorities in the Serbian town of Negotin are supporting a promotional event for a book written by former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Veselin Sljivancanin, who served a sentence for committing war crimes during the conflict in Croatia.
A pre-trial judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague rejected a legal challenge by Kosovo’s former President Hashim Thaci to the indictment charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Kosovo has begun to develop a national transitional justice strategy, intended to address the unresolved legacies of the 1998-99 war - but questions remain over whether the political will exists to avoid a ‘mono-ethnic’ initiative.
The movers and shakers of the video game industry in the Balkans say they are helping to bridge ethnic divides. But what about players in the neon-lit gaming lounges of Belgrade, Pristina and Sarajevo?
One of the defendants on trial for participating in the abduction and killings of 20 non-Serb civilian passengers who were seized at Strpci station during the Bosnian war died in July, said Belgrade Higher Court.