The War Crimes Verdicts Map is an interactive tool designed by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to provide an overview of court rulings on the crimes that were committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

The map includes all final war crimes verdicts that have been handed down by national courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia and are publicly available. It also includes verdicts handed down by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia located in the Netherlands, and cases in which defendants died during their trials at the ICTY. In some of the countries, BIRN is still waiting for courts to provide all the verdicts.

Dates of proceedings in the cases section reflect the period from when the indictment was confirmed until the final verdict. In some cases, there was no data about when the indictment was issued. The ‘In Figures’ section is a summary of data from the cases shown on the map – these are not official statistics issued by the courts.

The War Crimes Verdicts Map is part of BIRN’s Balkan Transitional Justice initiative, funded by the European Commission, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and Robert Bosch Stiftung. The project aims to improve the general public’s understanding of transitional justice issues in former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.


Team leaders: Marija Ristic and Jovana Prusina

Editor: Matthew Collin

Researchers: Marija Ristic, Sven Milekic, Ajla Gezo, Marina Radenkovic, Petrit Collaku, Dusica Tomovic, Haris Rovcanin, Milica Stojanovic, Die Morina, Blerta Begisholli, Filip Rudic, Anja Vladisavljevic and Jovana Prusina

Fact-checking: Dusan Jovanovic, Marija Ristic, Denis Dzidic and Jovana Prusina

Web design and development: Milomir Orlovic, Branko Karapandza, Ljubisa Banovic, Zeljko Vulovic, Marina Borkovic and Kutia

Special thanks to: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Documenta, Centre for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights, Humanitarian Law Centre, Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo, Human Rights Action Montenegro, Serbian Higher Court, Serbian Appeals Court, Serbian Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor, EU Rule-of-Law Mission in Kosovo, State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian Supreme Court

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