BIRN Publications


Ratko Mladic: From Battlefield to Courtroom

A comprehensive collection of archive reports and expert analyses tracing the case against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic from his time on the run to his capture and subsequent trial in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war.

E-book produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English, Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.


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Kosovo Specialist Chambers: From Investigations to Indictments

A unique collection of expert analyses, interviews and archive reports that traces the history of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers from the initial Council of Europe investigation into wartime and post-war crimes by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters to the establishment of the new court to try them in The Hague.

E-book produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English, Albanian, Serbian and Macedonian.


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After the ICTY: Accountability, Truth and Justice in the Former Yugoslavia  

During 2018, under the umbrella of BIRN’s Transitional Justice Initiative, a series of events was organised to discuss regional cooperation over war crimes prosecutions and missing persons, victims’ participation, and the role of archives, art, media and museums in dealing with the past. This wide-ranging report summarises the findings from those events and offers prescriptions for change aimed at bringing justice closer.

Report produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English.


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Spotlight on Mladic: Villain or Celebrity?

Published in 2012, the year after the arrest of Ratko Mladic, this book of expert analysis and comment examines the political and media reaction in Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia and internationally to the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s detention and impending trial in The Hague.

E-book produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English.


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History Overshadowed by Trivia: Regional Media Coverage of Radovan Karadzic Arrest

Published in 2009, the year after the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, this book of articles from Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Kosovo explores the reactions across the region to the former Bosnian Serb political leader’s capture, and offers a monitoring digest of contemporary media reports on the Karadzic story.

E-book produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English.


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History Overshadowed by Trivia II: Regional and International Media Coverage of the first year of Radovan Karadzic trial

This follow-up book, published in 2011, documents and analyses media reactions in the former Yugoslavia and internationally to Karadzic’s trial in The Hague, and also contains an interview with the former Bosnian Serb political leader.

E-book produced by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Available for free download in English.


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