International law

Serbian War Crimes Prosecution ‘Extremely Inefficient’, Report Says

A new report published by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre on Friday accuses the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office of being "extremely inefficient", while also raising concerns that over a half of the court hearings in war crime trials last year were postponed for COVID-related reasons.

International Prosecutor to Probe Possible War Crimes in Ukraine

Karim Khan, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, said on Monday that he has decided to proceed "as rapidly as possible" with opening an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Dnevnik says officials wanted to further erase the erased

Ljubljana – Commenting on President Borut Pahor’s formal apology to the erased, the newspaper Dnevnik says on Saturday, on the 30th anniversary of the erasure, that this comes after state officials wanted to further erase those 25,671 people to silence them. It is ironic it was Pahor who apologised, the paper points out.

Montenegro Arrests US Fugitives Convicted in 18 Million Dollar Fraud

Montenegrin police officer on patrol in the capital Podgorica. Photo. BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

The US Justice Department said that Richard Ayvazyan, his wife, Marietta Terabelian, and his sister-in-law, Tamara Dadyan, were in detention in Montenegro. The Montenegrin Interior Ministry didn't respond to BIRN's request for arrest details by time of publication.

Montenegro Ponders Ukrainian Far-Right Group Member’s Asylum Request

Supporters of the 'Right Sector' carry portraits of their comrades killed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Photo: EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

Since December, he has been held in a migrant shelter near the capital, Podgorica, until Montenegro's Interior Ministry decides on his request; he is on a Russian-issued international arrest warrant for allegedly smuggling strategically important resources.