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THE APPALLING
REALITY OF BOSNIA’S
MISSING DEAD

By Ed Vulliamy

12 December 2016

They are the unquiet dead. Laid out in rows across the interior space of a former industrial building on the edge of the Bosnian town of Sanski Most, the remains of human beings, in various degrees of integration.
Some of the...   More >>>

 

DODIK’S FOLLY

Daniel Serwer

September 28, 2016

American University Professor Ulas Doga Uralp asked last night whether I had written anything about the Bosnian Serb
referendum, which passed Sunday with over 99%
voting “yes.” Turnout was modest: somewhere
around 55%. The issue on the ballot was...   More >>>

 

FILLING BOSNIA’S
REFORM GAPS

Daniel Serwer

March 1, 2016

This USAID “gap analysis”
for Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped into my inbox last week. I encourage those interested in the prospects
for political and economic reform there to have a flip through the powerpoint slides. Bottom line: whatever the...   More >>>

 

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
AS RECOGNITION: AN
ANALYSIS OF
THE WOMEN’S COURT
IN SARAJEVO

Janine Natalya Clark

13 November 2015

In May 2015, a women’s court was held in Sarajevo over a four-day period. It
was the first such court on European soil in over 40...
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DAYTON PLUS 20, AGAIN

Daniel Serwer

November 21, 2015

Here are the conclusions I offered at the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 Conference
in Dayton, Ohio, which ended yesterday: Context matters. Dayton was not
just about Bosnia but represented a test of the
West’s effort to achieve a Europe whole and free at
the start of the post-Cold
War era. That’s one reason it got the...   More >>>

 

REFORM WITHOUT
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Daniel Serwer

November 18, 2015

The Center for Transatlantic Relations conference on Twenty Years after Dayton: Prospects for Progress in Reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina wrapped up yesterday. Here are ten of my main takeaways: 1.The Reform Agenda the
Europeans, the...   More >>>

 

BOSNIA’S WAY FORWARD

Daniel Serwer

November 16, 2015

Here are the remarks I prepared for the conference at SAIS today and tomorrow on Twenty Years after Dayton: Prospects for Progress in Reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
1. I want first to thank my colleagues at the Center for Transatlantic Relations
here at SAIS...   More >>>

 

CHRISTIAN
SCHWARZ-SCHILLING:
THE GERMAN-BRITISH
INITIATIVE FOR BIH HAS
FAILED

Jasmina Rose

June 18, 2015, DW

After RS President Milorad Dodik openly refused to
sign the reform agenda for BiH designed to help the country prosper and advance towards the EU, and after EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn canceled...   More >>>

 

BOSNIA AND
HERZEGOVINA
IN PERIL ONCE AGAIN

The upcoming referendum
in Republika Srpska has
the potential to disrupt
Bosnia and Herzegovina's
entire state structure.
Where to turn next?

Adis Merdzanovic

30 September 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) once again finds itself in a perilous...   More >>>

 

EUROPE TAKES A TURN

Daniel Serwer

January 16, 2015

Sead Numanovic of the Bosnian daily Avaz yesterday asked some questions about the visit of Foreign Ministers
Hammond (UK) and Steinmeier (Germany) to Sarajevo to press
implementation of their
initiative to hasten reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I replied: 1...   More >>>

 

THE UNITED NATIONS
SECURITY COUNCIL IN
THE AGE OF HUMAN
RIGHTS

Edited by Jared Genser,
Bruno Stagno Ugarte

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY or the Former Yugoslavia) disintegrated in violence between 1991 and 1999. This was the first serious post-Cold War...
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TRANSCONFLICT

Many Bosniak political and
media opinion makers are
discovering that their best
option involves using a
traditional and, in the context
of current borders,
transnational ethnic movement to improve their leverage with
their neighbours and the EU.

By David B. Kanin

September 14th, 2011

Ongoing debates in the Bosniak community...
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IWPR'S ICTY TRIBUNAL
UPDATE

No. 708, September 12, 2011

PERISIC FIRST BELGRADE OFFICIAL CONVICTED FOR BOSNIA CRIMES: But observers say judgement falls short of establishing what exactly Serbia's role was during the Bosnian conflict; By Rachel Irwin
PERISIC VERDICT DISAPPOINTS BOSNIANS: Judges' ruling unlikely to enable Bosnia to relaunch genocide lawsuit against Serbia; By Dzenana...
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PERCEPTIONS OF
SERBIA'S ELITE IN
RELATION TO
THE DAYTON AGREEMENT

By Sonja Biserko

Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the central focus of the Serbian national project, not merely during the 1990s, but throughout the twentieth century. Serbia's aspirations in BiH since the 1990s' wars have remained consistent, and include the phased assimilation of Republika Srpska (RS). A section of...
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THE DEATH OF
THE BOSNIAN STATE

Morton Abramowitz,
James Hooper

July 20, 2011

The Dayton Accords left Bosnia a divided ethnic quasi state, and their implementation has not much changed that fact. The decisive event solidifying the ethnic divide was the failure to stop the exodus of several hundred thousand Serbs from...
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BOSNIA'S
EX-SOLDIERS UNITE
OVER SHARED WOES

Former foes find common ground in protest over
army pensions and
unemployment.

By Selma Boracic -
International Justice - ICTY,
TRI Issue 686, 30 Mar 11

When war broke out in Bosnia in 1992, Nermin Karacic, a Bosniak from Sarajevo, was just 19 years old. He knew nothing about war and was not even sure who the...   More >>>

  

SEIEGE WAS "NOOSE"
AROUND SARAJEVANS

BBC man recounts hardships and risks faced by residents during the 44-month campaign against their city.

By Velma Šaric

International Justice - ICTY
TRI Issue 675, 14 Jan 11

British journalist Jeremy Bowen told the Hague tribunal trial of Radovan Karadzic this week that he believed the siege of
Sarajevo was used as a weapon of war by the
Bosnian Serbs. "It was simply a noose around the neck of the ordinary people in the city which could be tightened and loosened as necessary," he said.
Karadzic, the first president of Republika Srpska, RS...
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BOSNIA:
EUROPE'S TIME TO ACT

Europe Briefing N°59,
11 Jan 2011

OVERVIEW

After years of hesitancy, European Union (EU)
member states should
make 2011 the year when
the lead international role
in Bosnia and Herzegovina shifts from the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to a reinforced EU
delegation. Bosnia has outgrown the OHR
established in 1995 after
the Dayton Peace
Agreement and the creation of the Peace
Implementation Council (PIC). Today the country needs EU technical...
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INSTITUTE FOR WAR &
PEACE REPORTING

WITNESS TELLS OF
WARTIME "HELL"

Former detainee speaks
of appalling treatment of prisoners as they were transferred from one camp to another.

By Velma Saric - International Justice - ICTY

TRI Issue 665, 15 Oct 10

A former prison camp detainee told the trial of two senior Bosnian Serb police officials this week of the
dire conditions he
experienced during a prisoner transfer from the Omarska camp in Prijedor to the Manjaca camp near Banja Luka in August 1992. Mico Stanisic...   More >>>

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reconciliation-in-bosnia

CONGRESSIONAL
TESTIMONY

by Daniel Serwer

September 2010

Introduction
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for this opportunity to offer my personal views on the peace process in Bosnia and Herzegovina, nearly 15 years after the Dayton agreements brought an
end to a brutal war without fixing the underlying
causes. I would like to
focus my remarks on just
a few things the United
States Government...
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A NEW KIND OF BALKANS
DRAMA

Daniel Serwer

United States Institute of
Peace, June 3, 2010

Summary
The Balkans face more trouble in Kosovo as well
as Bosnia and Herzegovina unless the United States and European Union take dramatic steps to get both back on track towards EU membership. In Bosnia, the international community needs to reconstitute itself as well as support an effort to reform the country's constitution. In Kosovo, Pristina and Belgrade...
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In tlie Citu of Westminster Magistrates' Court

THE GOVERNMENT
OF THE REPUBLIC OF
SERBIA v. EJUP GANIC

1.In these proceedings the Government of the Republic of Serbia seeks the extradition of Dr Ejup Ganic in respect of offences said to have been committed in Bosnia in May 1992. In the course of the 6 day bearing I have received a
substantial amount of evidential material
amounting to some 20
lever arch files. I am greatly indebted to Counsel both
for the Government and...
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VISEGRAD: ON THE TRAIL
OF VASILJEVIC

Search for released Serb
war criminal reveals town
still profoundly affected by
wartime horrors.

By Marija Arnautovic -
International Justice - ICTY
TRI Issue 647,
2 Jun 10

Visegrad was deserted on
a May morning when we arrived in the picturesque little town in eastern
Bosnia. Its Ottoman bridge over the Drina river has
been a symbol of the town for centuries. Since the Bosnian war of 1992-95, however, it has also
become an emblem of...
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BOSNIA'S GANIC
EXTRADITION BID
UNDER SCRUTINY

British lawyers say
there's a flaw in the
Sarajevo prosecutor's
request for him to be
returned to Bosnia.

By Rachel Irwin in The Hague
(TU No. 639, 19-Mar-10)

Bosnia's attempt to
extradite former Bosnian presidency member Ejup Ganic from Britain may founder because of a legal shortcoming, experts warn. Arrested on March 1 at Heathrow airport at Serbia's request, Ganic was granted bail on March 11 by...
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