Croatia’s justice minister Orsat Miljenic (left) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selkovic prior to a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague  yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another hurdle to improved relations between Croatia and Serbia was removed yesterday when the United Nations’ highest court ruled the two countries(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic: claimed there was no systematic “ethnic cleansing” of the territory under his control during the Bosnian conflict. Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Kooren

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told a war crimes trial there was no systematic “ethnic cleansing” of the territory under his cont(...)

Bosnian women of the Srebrenica Mothers’ Association listen to the announcement that the Dutch state was responsible for the deaths of more than 300 Srebrenica victims in a court ruling in The Hague yesterday. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

It is difficult to believe, but 19 years after the Srebrenica massacre, newly identified bodies are still being laid to rest almost daily. Senad Began(...)

A computer-generated image of what the International Criminal Court in The Hague will look like

There has to be a certain irony in the fact that work is underway on a grand new €190 million, 55,000sq m permanent headquarters for the International(...)

Ratko Mladic “I do not recognise this court. It is a Nato creation. It is a satanic court,” he said, when asked to take the oath. Photograph: AP/ICTY

It’s a long way down from being the most powerful military figure in Bosnia to standing in the dock of an international court admitting you can’t give(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic: he has denied responsibility for the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys 
executed by Bosnian Serb forces
the town of
Srebrenica in July 1995

Jailed Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic are due to appear together in the same high-security courtroom this week when General Ml(...)

A Bosnian woman cries beside the coffin of a relative, one of the 409 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica today.  Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bosnia reburied another 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre today but, 18 years after Europe’s worst atrocity since the Holocaust, the country rema(...)