The latest report in BIRN’s Forgotten Victims series examines how no one has ever been brought to justice for a mortar attack on a playground in Vitez during the Bosnian war in June 1993 which maimed and killed children as they played.
The Croatian fighters who killed elderly Serbs who didn’t flee their villages when the army’s Operation Storm crushed Serb rebel forces in 1995 have never been convicted - and officials who obstructed the investigations have never faced sanctions.
Only one person has ever been convicted of killing Serb civilians in the village of Sijekovac in March 1992 - one of the first crimes of the Bosnian war - and one potential suspect has just been elected a MP in neighbouring Croatia.
The 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres is a particularly distressing time for people whose loved ones disappeared in July 1995 but whose remains have not yet been found, identified and laid to rest in proper graves.
Samir Mehic, a Bosnian guitarist nicknamed Bowie after his musical hero, was the rock’n’roll bard of wartime Srebrenica, but was killed in the July 1995 massacres alongside thousands of other men and boys from the town.