Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier’s Crimes Against Humanity Appeal Rejected

Bosnia's Constitutional Court has rejected an appeal by former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Zdravko Lubarda, who was sentenced to six years in prison for crimes against humanity in the Rogatica area in 1992 and 1993.

"Zdravko Lubarda's appeal is rejected as unfounded," the Constitutional Court said in its decision on Wednesday.

Bosnia’s Exhausted OHR Can be Revived – Here’s How

So, what next for OHR and Bosnia? The aim here is not to discuss the relevance of the OHR's powers, or the future course of difficult reforms, or even the issues of geopolitics and foreign influence in Bosnia. It is to look at key "softer" questions that have been long overlooked but which could profoundly change the nature and vigour of this institution and its doing.

DaiBau raises fresh funds

Ljubljana – DaiBau, a Slovenian start-up that runs portals in multiple countries where investors can link up with building contractors, has received fresh funding from the German chemical company Henkel to build out its platform.

Mars Landing Leaves Humble Bosnian Town Feeling Starstruck

After seven months of travel, NASA's rover Perseverance is preparing to land on Mars on Thursday, which will be the start of a years-long search for evidence of ancient microbiological life on the Red Planet.

The Mars 2020 mission, launched in late July from Florida, includes the largest vehicle ever sent there.

Serbian Church Picks Patriarch, Politics in Play

"It was always important for the state to have the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church for its policy, whether domestic or international," he said. "The pressure is not bigger now," Aleksic said, but Vucic's constant presence in the media makes his role appear "most important".

Activists Place Memorial Plaques at Bosnian ‘Sites of Suffering’

Activists from the Centre for Non-Violent Action said they installed temporary commemorative plaques this month in the Zenica, Doboj and Zepce areas of Bosnia as part of an ongoing campaign to push local authorities to create permanent memorials to war victims.

Families of Missing from Bosnian War Plead for Action

Marko Grabovac, president of the Association for the Search for Missing Persons in Bosanski Brod Municipality, told BIRN that none of the 80 people who disappeared in the Brod area in northern Bosnia during the war and are still missing have been found in the past two years.

The Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church decided

This possibility was announced earlier by the Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosnia and the guardian of the patriarchal throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Chrysostom, in an interview given to Tanjug a few days ago, when he stated that due to the epidemiological situation, the option of holding the Assembly in the Church of St. Sava is being considered.

Montenegro’s COVID-19 Hotspots Demand New Measures as Crisis Escalates

Montenegrin minister of health Jelena Borovinic Bojovic on the press conference.Photo: Government of Montenegro

On Tuesday, the Institute for Public Health said Montenegro currently had 1,257 active coronavirus active cases for every 100,000 citizens. This is the highest rate in the region.

Bosnian Serb War Criminal Asks UN Court for Early Release

Radoslav Brdjanin, the wartime political leader of the short-lived Autonomous Region of Krajina in northern Bosnia, who is serving a 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity, has again asked the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague to grant him early release.

Marko Mušič, an architect inspired by architectural greats

Ljubljana – Marko Mušič, one of the most distinguished Slovenian architects, comes from a long line of architects. He will receive the Prešeren Prize for lifetime-achievement, the country’s top accolade for artistic accomplishments, after leaving a notable mark with his work in Slovenia and throughout the former Yugoslavia.

Yugoslav Army General Convicted of Spying for US

Belgrade Higher Court on Friday sentenced Momcilo Perisic, the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army and a former deputy prime minister of Serbia, to three years in prison time for passing state secrets to the United States in 2002.