A special international tribunal would be able to prosecute senior officials for the crime of aggression during the Russian invasion of Ukraine and bring justice for victims, says international law professor Andrew Clapham.
Photographer Fabrice Dekoninck visited sites of massacres, torture, imprisonment and mass burials as part of his project to visually document people’s memories of suffering during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Novelist Lejla Kalamujic, whose writing has been shaped by her experience of siege and exile in the violent 1990s, says that the trauma suffered by Bosnian society during the war years still needs to be properly addressed.
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.
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.
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.
Gavrilo Stevic, the first person charged in Bosnia and Herzegovina with fighting in Ukraine, told BIRN after his acquittal why he went to the country’s war-ravaged east and how a Chetnik ‘duke’ tried to convince him to take up arms.