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UN tribunal indicts former Bosnian Serb commander for war crimes in Srebrenica

A former Bosnian Serb commander has been charged with multiple counts of war crimes for allegedly killing Muslims after the takeover of the Srebrenica enclave in the mid-1990s, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said today.

Charges of rights violations in Bosnia and Herzegovina prison unfounded - UN mission

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have found no evidence to support allegations that any Croat prisoners in the country have been forced to convert to Islam.

UN tribunal opens trial of Milosevic for war crimes in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prosecutors at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today opened the trial of Slobodan Milosevic for crimes allegedly committed in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

UN mission hails Bosnian police academies for promoting cooperation, tolerance

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) today congratulated the country’s two police academies for their work in promoting cooperation and tolerance since multi-ethnic law-enforcement training began in 1999.

UN announces start of DNA-testing of exhumed bodies in Kosovo

The United Nations today announced that, for the first time, exhumed bodies in Kosovo will undergo a large-scale DNA-led identification process, so that survivors can find out what happened to their missing family members.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN mission condemns murder of Sarajevo police chief

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) today condemned the murder of the Chief of Police of Srpsko Sarajevo.

UN tribunal charges former Croatian army chief of staff with war crimes

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has charged the former Croatian army chief of staff with war crimes.

Kosovo: UN says no evidence of second alleged mass grave

For the second time in less than a week, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) announced that an investigation into an alleged mass grave has turned up no evidence to support the claim.

Information gap between rich, poor farmers focus of UN meeting in Rome

The rapidly changing nature of agriculture - from a traditional activity to a highly sophisticated one dependent on the flow of information about markets and products - is the focus of a high-level meeting that began today at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

UN tribunal grants provisional release to Bosnian Serb genocide defendant

A Bosnian Serb charged with the genocide of hundreds of Croats and Muslims and the forcible relocation of thousands more in 1992 was granted his provisional release today by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).