Celebrating Montenegrin independence on May 21, 2006.
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Western leaders learned the hard way 25 years ago that conflict in the Balkans can become ethnic cleansing. Add Russia into the mix, and Montenegro’s new problems are US and European problems, too.
Police officers push back demonstrators next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C.
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Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
Jean-Pierre Bemba during his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Formed in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Laibach has offended all points of the political spectrum
A man surveys the wreckage after a NATO strike misses its target and hits an apartment block in 1999.
The fallout from this 78-day military campaign continues to be felt.
Convicted for genocide and other crimes.
Last of the big trials for UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, but what about high-ranking officials from the other side?
Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic appears in court in The Hague.
Former commander of the Bosnian Serb army Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Survivors of the atrocities have today welcomed the long-awaited news.
General Ratko Mladić – convicted of war crimes and genocide.
Bosnian Serb general found guilty of genocide.
Former general Mladić during proceedings in January.
Forensic science of the dead helps to convict the living responsible.
Displaced team Velež Mostar FC’s far less glamorous postwar home, in the village of Vrapčići.
In many countries sports like football brings people together, but in Bosnia it re-emphasises the divides.
Memorial to early 1990s war in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
Graves at the memorial center Potocari, near Srebrenica.
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How long does it take to make peace? Decades after the end of the Bosnian war, just one in six residents felt that country had reached reconciliation.
By engaging a broad base of people on a popular level, film has a much more immediate and visceral impact than formal lustration proceedings.
Before the Rain (1994)
Cinema can be instrumental in opening up dialogue on collective culpability for the past. Manchevski’s Before the Rain and Angelopoulos’ Ulysses’ Gaze are perfect examples of this.
‘Make America Great Again’ or the projected visions of President Trump for Americans.
The countries ripped apart by the Yugoslav wars have seen this kind of nationalism before.
Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre being escorted in to stand trial at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal in 2015. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 by judges of the Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes against humanity, rape, sexual slavery.
There are fears that the withdrawal of countries from the ICC would mark the end of international criminal justice in Africa. This need not be the case.
A four year trial and several years of deliberation later, and an international tribunal is to decide on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Riven by political corruption and patronage, Macedonia’s EU membership looks further away than ever.
Here we go again? Ukrainian servicemen in training.
A fragile ceasefire deal is just about holding in Ukraine, but hopes for its long-term success are not high. It is clear that the war for eastern Ukraine is far from over. And most ominously of all, it…
Ratko Mladić’s trial is more than likely to exceed three years in duration.
EPA Valerie Kuypers
The trial of former Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Colonel General, Ratko Mladić commenced in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) this past Wednesday. Mladić’s arrest at his cousin’s…