Nine months after Adem Kostjerevac was extradited from the US, the Bosnian court threw out charges against the former Bosnian Army military policeman who was accused of raping a Serb woman during the war in 1992.
Mirsada Tursunovic, who was raped by a soldier at a detention camp during the Bosnian war, explains how it took 17 years to overcome her fear of being socially ostracised and give evidence against her attacker.
The defence of former Bosnian Army military policeman Adem Kostjerevac, who is accused of raping a Serb woman in the Zvornik area during the war in 1992, called on the court to quash the charges or acquit him.
Research into verdicts handed down by the Hague war crime tribunal and domestic courts in the former Yugoslavia shows previously unresearched links between wartime sexual violence and trafficking - as well as highlighting that many perpetrators have gone unpunished.
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from ex-soldier Milorad Mrdja against the verdict sentencing him to seven years in prison for raping a minor and other wartime crimes against Bosniaks in the Sanski Most area.