Thu, Jun 20 2013
Milan Gvero (bottom left), Ljubomir Borovcanin (second left), Vinko Pandurevic (bottom right) and Radivoje Miletic (right) appear before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague on June 10 2010.
Serbian police officer Vlastimir Ðordevic was sentenced to 27 years in jail after being found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Kosovo in the 1990s.
Officials said that on January 18 2011, Israeli police arrested Aleksander Cvetkovic, who had moved to Israel with his family in 2006.
The co-operation of states is vital in bringing to justice those responsible for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and in facilitating the successful completion of the United Nations tribunals mandated with this task, the Security Council was told on December 6 2010
In its progress report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, adopted on November 9 2010, the European Commission said that 'Over the last few years, cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has remained satisfactory.'
Tadić will be the first Serbian leader to pay his respects to the victims of the massacre at Ovcara, where more than 200 Croats were killed. Croatia has described the event as an attempt to relax relations between the two countries, but Croatia's right-wing politicians believe that this is an unnecessary visit which will not change anything.
The acclaimed actress and activist, who met with the chair of the presidency, Haris Silajdžic, and presidency member Željko Komšic during her visit, called for urgent measures to improve the lives of the displaced, many of whom are elderly or ill and are barely able to look after themselves.
A British court has ruled that former Bosnian President and Muslim wartime leader Ejup Ganic should not be extradited to Serbia, where he is wanted on suspicion of war crimes.
Ramush Haradinaj, who was also a well-known commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during its conflict with Serb forces in 1998-99, had been acquitted in 2008 of murder, rape, torture, abduction, cruel treatment, imprisonment and the forced deportation of ethnic Serbian and Kosovar Roma civilians.
Some politicians on both sides believe that the main goal is not to sue each other, but to co-operate on the road towards EU integration, build good neighbourly relations, and resolve inherited problems by other means.
Survivors have expressed frustration over the United Nation's perceived failure to prevent the killing of more than 8000 Muslims by Serb forces in July 1995.
Ahead of the October 2010 general elections, members of the European Parliament are concerned about the unstable political climate and the lack of will by political forces and leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina to achieve a common vision.
Bosiljka Mladic was taken to a court in Belgrade on June 9 2010 and questioned by a judge about an automatic firearm, a hunting rifle and several pistols discovered in the Mladic family home in 2008.
The Hague tribunal receives Mladic diaries, upholds Serb party leader Vojislav Šešelj’s conviction for contempt and confirms the 2008 conviction of Johan Tarculovski for murders and other actions in Macedonia.
Genocide trial of Karadzic resumes at UN war crimes tribunal.
But survivors says that the resolution, adopted by a narrow majority in the parliament in Belgrade, does not go far enough because it failed to label the killings as genocide.
Two leading suspects remain at large, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and ethnic Serb politician Goran Hadžic, with both facing a lengthy series of charges.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.