European governments are complicit in the systematic, unlawful and frequently violent "pushback" and collective expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amnesty International charges in a new report. By prioritizing border control over compliance with international law, European governments are not merely turning a blind eye to vicious assaults by the Croatian police, but actually funding such activities. In so doing, they are fueling a growing humanitarian crisis on the edge of the European Union. (Photo Border Violence Monitoring)
Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladi? was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict from 1992 to 1996. Mladi? was found guilty of two counts of genocide and five counts of crimes against humanity, including persecution, extermination, deportation and inhuman acts.
Turkey's aspiring dictator Erdogan (carrying out his own ethnic cleansing against the Kurds) exploits the Srebrenica genocide in vulgar manner and calls the Dutch "Nazis."
Residents of the Bosnian Serb Republic—decried as a "genocide creation" by Bosnia's Muslims—voted to establish an independence day, in defiance of a Bosnian court ruling.
When Green Party candidate Jill Stein supped with Putin at a Moscow confab, also on hand was Donald Trump's ultra-hawkish military advisor, retired General Mike Flynn.
The Hague tribunal found Radovan Karadzic guilty of genocide on the anniversary of the start of the 1999 NATO bombing campaign against Serbia—to angry protests in Belgrade.
Two Guantánamo detainees scheduled for release boarded a plane for transfer to third countries—while a third refused, demanding repatriation to his native Yemen.
The 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre comes just as Russia vetoed a UN resolution to designate the massacre an act of "genocide"—leading to new violence in Bosnia.
As Obama blames Russian-backed rebels in the downing of the Malaysian flight over Ukraine, Putin blames Kiev—and the people of eastern Ukraine are brutalized by both sides.
The District Court of The Hague ruled that the government of the Netherlands is liable for the deaths of 300 of the men and boys killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
As the 1914 assassination of Archduke Ferdinand is commemorated in a bitterly divided Sarajevo, the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria show grim potential for a new world war.
Unemployed workers in Bosnia-Herzegovina set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest the country has seen since the end of the 1992-95 war.