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Balkan Legal News

The following media round up on international, legal and foreign policy issues from around the Balkans for the period from 6 April to 13 April 2023.

Guernica 37 will provide weekly media updates with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia . Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Ned Vucijak at for consideration.

Kosovo - 6 April 2023

The Balkan Insight, Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Ordered to Pay War Victims €207,000’,

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers said Salih Mustafa, who was convicted of war crimes including arbitrary detention, torture and murder, should pay compensation to some of the victims, see here.

The Guardian, ‘War crimes tribunal centres on how much former Kosovan president knew’, see here.

Bulgaria - 13 April 2023

Novinite, ‘Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General appealed to the Council of Europe regarding the NEXO Case’, see here.

Bosnia and Herzegovina - 7 April 2023

The Balkan Insight, Bosnian Army Ex-Officer Cleared of War Crime Against Serb Prisoners’

The Bosnian state court acquitted Hazim Fazlovic of having command responsibility for the detention, abuse and murder of 11 Bosnian Serb Army prisoners of war in Brcko in 1993, see here.

The Sarajevo Times, ‘BiH needs more efficient judicial Processing of Attacks on Journalists’, see here.

Montenegro - 11 April 2023

The Balkan Insight, Montenegro Seeks to Indict Croatians for Prison Camp Crimes’, see here.

The Balkan Insight, ‘Defence to Offer ‘Secret Files’ Evidence in Montenegro ‘Coup Plot’ Retrial’, see here.

Serbia - 11 April 2023

Reuters, ‘Exclusive: Leaked U.S. intel document claims Serbia agreed to arm Ukraine’, see here.


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