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Ratko Mladic

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

An Insult to Florence Hartmann -- And to International Justice

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.30.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I want to express my anger at the shameful images that have circulated widely on the Web (though for once not widely enough) of a manhandled journalist, her glasses ripped off, dragged away by police, veritably kidnapped, and stashed in a jail that in principle is reserved for the dregs of humanity.

Genocide by 'Joint Criminal Enterprise'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The "Genocide Convention," to which the U.S. is party, carries with it the affirmative obligation to confront the crime while still ongoing and not just to punish the perpetrators after the fact.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

Srebrenica Must Be a Universal Lesson

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The septicemia of nationalism must be cured by embracing clear-headedness, and the process of reconciliation. If not, Serbian victims will be killed once again without knives and bullets, but with political and judicial silence instead.

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

My Heroes Are Dying!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The examples and lessons of the heroes that emerged at the end of the last century are more relevant than ever to the real and projected fears, threats, and challenges facing us in this one.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Bosnia's Alamo -- Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From the massacre of all its defenders, "Remember the Alamo" became the call to victory. Executing all the defenders of Srebrenica and expelling all its Bosniak residents was the tactic that was intended to also wipe away all of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

"Justice May Be Slow but It Is Inevitable"

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Nikolić's and Jeremić's promotion of historical revisionism that denies genocide and accentuates ethnic chauvinism negates what many in Washington and Brussels may wishfully want to see as a more politically progressive Serbia.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

Fit To Be Tried For Genocide

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 13 (Reuters) - The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic will resume on Monday after doctors determined that ...

Sarajevo, 1992-2012: What Future For A Broken Society?

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

A society that once stood for peace and mutual respect is, for now, free of ongoing collective violence, but has also been shorn of its legacy of intercommunal cooperation. What progress has been made for the ordinary people of Bosnia-Herzegovina?

LOOK: Bosnia In The 90s

Posted 05.17.2012 | World

On Thursday, a judge at The Hague indefinitely delayed the proceedings in the trial of former Bosnian-Serb general Ratko Mladic, due to 'errors' made ...

"Why Should Everybody Else Get to Join the EU and Not Serbia?"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Vuk Jeremic is an energetic 36-year-old Serbian tennis fan. He speaks English with an American accent, favors elegant suits and has a warm handshake. An unlikely foreign minister? Perhaps.

Assad's Dangerous Manoeuvres Deflect Attention From Syria's Internal Crisis

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 09.04.2011 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

The Assad regime plays a very risky game by sending truckloads of Palestinian refugees to the frontier and encouraging them to demonstrate in favour of Israel's withdrawal.

Mladic, Bin Laden, and Justice for Mass Murder

Jalal Alamgir | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Jalal Alamgir

One might point out that Mladic is a war criminal and Bin Laden was a terrorist. The distinction is not that simple. Yes, Mladic wore a military uniform, and Bin Laden, after the Mujahideen days, did not. But both deliberately targeted civilians and killed thousands of them.

General Mladic Faces Justice, However Late

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Justice delayed is justice denied. Accused Serb war criminal Gen. Ratko Mladic killed at least five times more civilians than Osama bin Laden was accused of doing, yet at times no one seemed in any hurry to find the "Butcher of Sarajevo."

Of Butchers And Boycotts: The Mladic Arrest Seen From Nazareth And The Netherlands

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

By coincidence, I was thinking about Serbia when I received word of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the notorious leader of the Serbian extremist forces that devastated Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Mladic Joining Who's Who Of Accuesed Mass Murders In The Hague

Reuters | By Ivana Sekularac and Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - When Ratko Mladic, nicknamed "the butcher of Bosnia," arrives at the international war crimes detention center in the Hague, he ...

Mladic v. Bin Laden: A Tale of Two Raids

John Feffer | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
John Feffer

The peaceful arrest of Ratko Mladic signaled that Serbia is ready to become embedded in the web of rules and regulations of the EU. In contrast, the U.S. got its man, but demonstrated that it still hasn't grown out of its comic-book phase.

Resolving Balkan War Crimes: Croatia, It's Your Turn

Elmira Bayrasli | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Elmira Bayrasli

If Croatia wants an entry pass to the EU, it must be held to the same account as its former Yugoslavian neighbors. Anything less would put Europe's commitment to justice and loud proclamations about human rights in doubt.

Ratko Mladic Capture Helps Balkans Move Forward

Diana Jenkins | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Diana Jenkins

The ruthless speed and efficiency with which Mladic's troops rounded up and killed innocent men and boys, then raped their wives and sisters, shocked the world into finally ending a war that forced me to flee my home and cost my brother his life.

Marcus Baram

Ratko Mladic's Life On The Run: How A War Criminal Spent 16 Years As A Fugitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

Ratko Mladic's life on the run as one of the world's most wanted men was full of twists and turns -- even though he never really left home. The 69-...