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Ante Gotovina, Croatian general accused of war crimes against Serb civilians in Krajina in August 1995, arrested in Spain 7 December and transferred to Hague war crimes tribunal. 40,000 supporters rallied in Split in protest.

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A Half-Hearted Welcome: Refugee Return to Croatia

A Half-Hearted Welcome: Refugee Return to Croatia

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Croatia: Facing Up to War Crimes

Croatia: Facing Up to War Crimes

The Balkan Refugee Crisis

The Balkan Refugee Crisis

Change in the Offing: The Shifting Political Scene in Croatia

Change in the Offing: The Shifting Political Scene in Croatia

Breaking the Logjam: Refugee Returns to Croatia

Breaking the Logjam: Refugee Returns to Croatia

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Report / Europe & Central Asia

A Half-Hearted Welcome: Refugee Return to Croatia

Seven years after the end of the war, the issue of refugee return continues to be contentious for Croatia.

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Croatia: Facing Up to War Crimes

On 8 October 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirmed an indictment charging Slobodan Milosevic, the former president of Serbia and of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), with crimes committed in Croatia.

The Balkan Refugee Crisis

The magnitude and complexity of the unfolding refugee crisis in the Balkans is hard to overstate.  One and a half million people have been forced to flee their homes in Kosovo since the start of this year. 

Report / Europe & Central Asia

Change in the Offing: The Shifting Political Scene in Croatia

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has dominated Croatian political life since multi-party elections in April 1990 brought an end to communist rule.

Breaking the Logjam: Refugee Returns to Croatia

In outline form, the elements of the various agreements suggested by ICG, based on our presence in the region and extensive consultations around it over the last few months, are as follows: As winter approaches in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia), conditions for refugee returns to that country become increasingly difficult. In neighbouring Croatia, by contrast, the weather is generally milder so that, given political will, refugees should be able to return to their homes throughout the winter months.