Bosnia

Annan sends condolences on death of former Bosnian President

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent condolences today to the family and nation of the former President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegovic, who died on Sunday at 78.

New Sarajevo court to transfer trial expertise to locals, Security Council told

The planned Sarajevo War Crimes Chamber within the State-Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina will play a crucial role in ensuring justice in that country, the President of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said today.

Security Council extends Bosnia peacekeeping force for another year

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously extended for another 12 months the mandate of the 13,000-strong multinational peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, set up in 1996 under the framework of the Dayton accords that ended fierce fighting between Serbs, Croats and Muslims.

UN ends 10-year peacekeeping presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United Nations liaison offices in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade will complete their mandate and close at midnight today, marking the end of the world body's 10-year peacekeeping presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Senior UN official urges continuation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's rights forum

A senior United Nations rights official today urged that the work of the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina - which hears individual cases of alleged international rights violations - continue until a comprehensive legal solution can be found that would provide uninterrupted protection for the people of the country.

UN report confirms depleted uranium from weapons found in Bosnia

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) confirmed for the first time today that depleted uranium (DU) from weapons used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 and 1995 had contaminated a local supply of drinking water, but while this did not present an immediate risk, the agency recommended regular monitoring.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN agency concerned by surge in returnee deaths

The killing of eight people returning to their pre-war homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina has officials from the United Nations refugee agency worried about the dangers returnees continue to face.