It was not a matter of remote command responsibility. Of theoretical responsibility. Not a case of holding to account a commander whose minions had go(...)

Zlata Filipovic  pictured in Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

On a day in April 1992 Zlata Filipovic’s life transformed forever. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 44 months and killed more than 10,000 civilia(...)

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom at the  International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes ag(...)

Radovan Karadzic (right) and his general Ratko Mladic pictured in April 1995. The United Nations war crimes tribunal will hand down its verdict today in Karadzic’s trial for genocide during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Photograph: Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

Radovan Karadzic finally faces a legal reckoning for his actions as Bosnian Serb leader more than 20 years ago, but today’s court verdict will find Bo(...)

Radovan Karadzic’s wife Ljiljana Zelen (left), the President of Republika, Srpska Milorad Dodik, and Mr Karadzic’s daughter Sonja at the unveiling of a plate that says “Student Dormitory – Dr Radovan Kadarzic” in Pale near Sarajevo. Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bosnian Serb officials opened a student dormitory on Sunday named after their wartime leader Radovan Karadzic in a show of defiance before he faces Th(...)

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic denies the charges and told judges “The war did not happen as I wanted it.”. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/Reuters

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is to announce verdicts against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic next month following his long-running tri(...)

Protesters throw molotov cocktails during a violent protest in Pristina, Kosovo, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Police in Kosovo have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters whose rally against EU-backed deals with Serbia and Montenegro ended wit(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

Edna O’Brien, once Ireland’s most scandalous woman, arrives in the lobby of the Merrion Hotel and praises a scent that she traces to an arrangement of(...)

Bodyguards use umbrella to protect Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic during unrest at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari, near Srebenica. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

A mass burial marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre was marred on Saturday when a crowd of mourners chased Serbia’s prime minister f(...)

The memorial centre in Potocari, Bosnia, a cemetery for victims of the Srebrenica massacre killed in 1995. Photograph: Amel Emric/AP Photo

Serbia’s prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, has vowed to ignore security concerns and join former US president Bill Clinton and dignitaries from dozens(...)

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