War crimes

Why the "Butcher of Bosnia" is now a convicted war criminal

He did not take the sentencing well. As the judge read his verdict, Mladic demanded a toilet break, during which his blood pressure was taken three times before the defense counsel asked for the hearing to be suspended.
David Gilbert
Islamic State

The Black Flag in the Balkans: The Islamic State's Links to Bosnia

As many as 300 Bosnians have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and security officials fear that few opportunities for Bosnia's young men could lead even more to join violent radical jihadist groups.
John Dyer

Russia Just Vetoed a UN Resolution to Bring the People Who Downed MH17 to Justice

Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to establish a tribunal with powers to prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year.
Samuel Oakford

In Photos: Laying to Rest Srebrenica Victims Two Decades After the Massacre

Photographer Srdjan Veljovic documented a somber ceremony that saw 136 Srebrenica victims buried on the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

Video Shows Serbian PM Fleeing Srebrenica Memorial as Crowd Pelts Him With Debris

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was forced to flee a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre after people hurled stones, bottles, and insults at him.
Tessa Stuart

The Killing Fields of Srebrenica: Twenty Years After the Bosnian Genocide

Ahead of this year's memorial event, we visited the town where Bosnian Serb forces killed 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995.
Petra Živić and Stefan Veselinović

The US Is Trying to Deport At Least 150 Bosnian War Crime Suspects

Immigration officials reportedly have evidence that the suspects lied on their visa applications and participated in the 1995 atrocities in Srebrenica.
Harriet Salem

War Crimes Trial Ends as Divisive Election Nears in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The five-year trial of suspected war criminal and former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic came to a close this week, just as voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina were due to head to the polls.
Daniel Nolan
Vice Blog

Remembering Srebrenica on the Anniversary of the 1995 Balkans Massacre

In July 1995, more than 8,000 “Bosniaks” (Bosnian Muslims) were systematically killed by Serb soldiers in what is sometimes called the lone act of European genocide since World War II. It was the culmination of three years of ethnic cleansing.
Giles Clarke