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News from the Human Rights House Sarajevo - 2005

Image: Trial of five members of Scorpions unit commences

Trial of five members of Scorpions unit commences

The trial of five members of the Serb para-military formation “Scorpions” for murder of six imprisoned Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica in July 1995 started yesterday before the Belgrade District Court War Crimes Chamber. They were arrested this year and accused of war crimes after the International War Crimes Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague had presented, at the beginning of June, a video showing the murders. 21 Dec 2005 »

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Roma are the most endangered

On the occasion of 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina wishes to draw attention of all levels of government and of the public to the unacceptably poor status of the Roma minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 09 Dec 2005 »

Image: First Hearing in Trial by The Hague Tribunal Indictment in Belgrade

First Hearing in Trial by The Hague Tribunal Indictment in Belgrade

On 28 November 2005, the trial of the so-called “Zvornik Group” commenced before the War Crimes Chamber in Belgrade. Branko Grujic, Branko Popovic, Dragan Slavkovic, Ivan Korac, Sinisa Filipovic, Dragutin Dragicevic, and Dusko Vuckovic, who died in prison last week, have been accused of murder of at least 22 and forceful deportation of 1822 Bosnian Muslim civilians from the Zvornik municipality. (02-DEC-2005) 02 Dec 2005 »

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Legalised Discrimination of Children

Consciously and intentionally, directly or indirectly, the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have been continuously violated in the Una-Sana Canton over the past ten years, said Sejfo Mustafic (right), chairman of the Velika Kladusa Municipal Council. 23 Nov 2005 »

Image: Press release from the IHF General Assembly 2005: Respect for Human Rights in Retreat

Press release from the IHF General Assembly 2005: Respect for Human Rights in Retreat

Representatives of Helsinki Committees and other human rights organizations from throughout Europe, Central Asia and North America, meeting in Budapest for the General Assembly meeting of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) expressed their concern that human rights are in retreat in the OSCE region, with human rights defenders and civil society structures threatened especially in the name of preserving security. 21 Nov 2005 »

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