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A woman stands at a memorial.

25 years after Srebrenica massacre, int’l crimes are still difficult to prosecute


In 1990, Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Balkan conflict in what’s now known as the Srebrenica massacre. It was the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. But 25 years on, war crimes and crimes against humanity are rarely prosecuted. David Scheffer, who was the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues from 1997 to 2001, explains why.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in this handout picture provided by SANA on February 10, 2017, Syria.

Lack of political will stands in the way of bringing Assad to court

The temporary monument "Pillar of Shame" in Berlin commemorated the 1995 mass murder in Srebrenica.

Serbia is finally seeking those responsible for the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica

The barbed wire fence surrounding the labor camp at Auschwitz I. Johann Breyer says that he worked here as a guard during World War II and not at the nearby gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

After years in obscurity, a Philadelphia man stands accused as a Holocaust collaborator

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A journalist who covered the Bosnian war testifies in war crimes trial of a key Serb commander

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‘The Butcher of Bosnia’ refuses to testify for a former ally at The Hague

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Former Bosnian military commander Ratko Mladic came face-to-face with the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic, for the first time in two decades at a criminal court in the Hague. But he refused to testify for his old ally.

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A Look at Major Topics Ahead of the UN General Assembly

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Colum Lynch of the Washington Post gives anchor Marco Werman a preview of this year’s UN gathering. One topic that’s sure to be on the agenda? Syria.

Kenya's Deputy President Ruto sits in courtroom before trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. (Photo: REUTERS/Michael Kooren)

The Trial of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto Starts With an Ominous Warning

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The trial of Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, and his boss, president Uhuru Kenyatta, are accused of orchestrating violence that followed disputed elections six years ago. It’s the first time serving leaders have been called to account.

>Seni Felić took his seven-year-old son, Venice to Sarajevo, Bosnia for the first time this year. Felić says he wants Venice to learn more about his Bosnian roots. (Photo Courtesy of Seni Felić).

Bosnian Refugees Reflect on Syrian Civil War

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For Bosnian refugees who have found a home in the US, the debate over Syria is very familiar. So are the stories of refugees fleeing their homes. We hear from Bosnian refugees living in California about the crisis in Syria.

The battle for Syria continues. Here a Syrian national flag can be seen from a rebel position, flying over a building controlled by forces loyal to President Assad in Ashrafieh, Aleppo, September 17th 2013. (Photo: REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)

The Fighting in Syria Grinds on Despite Diplomatic Deal

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Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma, about what’s happening in the Syrian civil war right now.