Since the end of the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's courts have delivered over 300 guilty verdicts for war crimes, and many reported cases still await processing as at least 6,000 people are under investigation, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) says, citing data gathered by the country's High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council.
State-level courts, courts in the country's two entities, Republika Srpska and the Bosniak-Croat Federation, and those in Brcko District have returned 320 guilty verdicts for charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against prisoners of war and civilians, and 106 acquittals.
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is authorised to prosecute the gravest of war crimes cases, has returned 140 guilty verdicts and 45 acquittals. These also included cases referred by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (ICTY).
In the last ten years alone, 666 war crimes indictments have been issued based on the results of more than 2,800 investigations. 436 investigations against identified perpetrators and 267 against unidentified perpetrators of war crimes are still open, and preliminary investigations cover over 6,000 war crimes suspects.