Bosnian Genocide

Bosnia reburies Srebrenica dead 18 years after massacre

Muslim women mourn relatives killed in the 1995 Srebrenica 1995 massacre at acemetery in village of Potocarion, Bosnia. Photo: EPA

Bosnia reburied another 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre on Thursday but, 18 years after Europe’s worst atrocity since the Holocaust, the country remains mired in ethnic disputes long after other parties to the conflict have moved on.

Friday, 12 July, 2013, 1:16am

Serbian ex-leader Radovan Karadzic tells UN court he tried to stop war

Serbian ex-leader Radovan Karadzic faces charges including genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo: EPA

A strident Radovan Karadzic told the UN Yugoslav war-crimes court yesterday he should be rewarded for trying to avoid war in Bosnia and said no one thought there would be a genocide.

His claims brought snorts of derision from Muslim survivors of the war watching from the public gallery, and cries of: "He's lying!"

17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Talking points

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Trial of Ratko Mladic resumes in The Hague

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Government auctions three residential sites

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

China to publish results of piracy campaign

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

You can run, but you can't hide from justice

The arrest of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, for the murder of about 7,500 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995, is a big step in the international effort to enforce the law against those who used to be free to murder and torture with impunity.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

UN trials a positive step towards peace

For as long as Ratko Mladic remained free, it sent a powerful signal that it was possible for those wanted on suspicion of the worst crimes against humanity to escape justice. The arrest of the former Bosnian Serb military chief, accused of masterminding Europe's worst massacre since the second world war, should make others like him realise that their turn will come.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bosnian victims must see justice served

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's arrest was unexpected, but has been greeted with a predictable reaction. Bosnian Croats and Muslims, who suffered the most serious atrocities of war allegedly at his command, are rejoicing with the international community.

23 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Small step forward

The Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, looks like a better human being than his actions have shown him to be. Throughout the Bosnian civil war and its aftermath, his striking face and charisma have been one of the few public relations assets in the Bosnian Serb armoury, and have helped maintain the continued popularity among Serbs of his genocidal political movement.

20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am