Contrary to expectations, President Zoran Milanovic has maintained Zagreb’s policy of interfering in Sarajevo’s internal affairs.
Glorification of war crimes, convicted war criminals triggering anxiety, tensions in communities, says UN rights office.
Berlin has dropped a decision to award an Israeli Holocaust historian who recently suggested the mass killings of Muslims in 1992-1995 Bosnian War was not a genocide.
The situation in Bosnia is no longer a political crisis, but a rapidly deteriorating security crisis.
Jasmila Zbanic’s film about Srebrenica genocide in the mid-1990s in Bosnia has won the top prize for European Film in 2021.
Serbian threats towards Kosovo are a challenge to regional security. So far European countries and the US have failed to take heed.
The move reflects Serb opposition to the Bosnian law amendments imposed last week by Valentin Inzko, the outgoing High Representative in Bosnia. The amendments aimed to outlaw attempts at minimizing the scope of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.
Their ideologies and policies have become normalised and the region is under threat of destabilisation, with potentially dangerous consequences for Bosnians and other vulnerable groups.
Bosnia's constitution is part of the Dayton peace accords, which ended the war but has proven to be insufficient to move the country forward to membership in the European Union and NATO.
Genocide denial has comfortably situated itself in mainstream discourse after a systematic effort to minimise the crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s.
Atrocity denialism has gone mainstream — from the glorification of convicted perpetrators to the casual creation of memes — and boosts the far-right with deadly consequences.
The recent vandalism of a historic mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the latest in a series of disturbing developments evoking the worst fears in the country's Muslim population.
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