Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia War Crime Victims ‘Further Victimised’ by Courts Recovering Costs

An NGO that fights impunity for international crimes and supports their victims says that over the past decade, war crimes victims in Bosnia that have had law proceedings against those they consider responsible for their suffering rejected, have ended up paying huge bills and feeling even more stigmatised.

CoE Torture Watchdog Accuses Croatia of Abusing Migrants at Borders

The Council of Europe's anti-torture committee has called on EU external border state Croatia to stop police ill-treatment of migrants and asylum seekers in its borders.

On Friday, its report called on authorities to take "determined action to stop migrants from being ill-treated by police officers and to ensure that cases of alleged ill-treatment are investigated effectively".

Bosnia needs Attention to Save itself from Disintegration

A quarter of a century after the end of the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in a dangerous situation. The people who live there are worried. After all, more than 100,000 people were killed or disappeared in the 1992-1995 conflict. Among them were about 8,000 men and boys killed in the genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995.

Former Bosnian Defence Minister Indicted for Abuse of Office

Former Bosnian defence minister Selmo Cikotic was charged on Monday with having abused his official position as defence minister from 2009 till 2011 by unlawfully favouring a buyer to the detriment of the ministry he led when planning the export and sale of surplus outdated weapons, ammunition and military equipment.

When U.S. official defends Serbia in the middle of Croatia

In an interview with the Croatian agency, Escobar said that Serbia "historically, culturally and economically belongs to Europe" and that most of its citizens believe that their future is in that alliance. He also reminded Milanovic that Serbia stated EU membership as its strategic goal and that it was already connected with that alliance.