Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

Bosnian courts deliver over 300 guilty verdicts in war crimes cases

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.

War criminals in Bosnia can exchange their prison sentences for fine

The laws in force in Bosnia and Herzegovina allow for the possibility that all persons who are given prison sentences of shorter duration can "buy" their freedom if they pay a fine, however, the question arises if this is moral and tolerable in the gravest cases such as war crimes