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I Couldn't Believe What I Saw Out My Sarajevo Hotel Window

Ellis Shuman | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity.

Cyclists on the Ark - Raising Funds for Animals in the Flood Hit Balkans.

Rita Pal | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

These floods have made the already dire situation of some animals even more difficult. Stray animals appear to be affected more than other animals. People who had to be evacuated in a rush had to leave their pets and farm animals behind. With the infrastructure damaged and the economy severely affected, the situation was a catastrophic emergency...

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

International Women's Day: Blog From Women for Women International, Bosnia and Herzegovina Graduate

Seida | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Seida

One day we received news that an organization called Women for Women started enrolling women in life skills renewal program. I thought there was nothing to be renewed after all those lives have been lost.

Jessica Elgot

Most Young People Can't Name A Single Genocide Since The Holocaust

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

More than 80% of young people cannot name a single genocide since the Holocaust, new research has shown. A poll conducted to mark Holocaust Memoria...

Canine Cruelty in Bosnia

Rita Pal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

On the 20th October 2013, shocking headlinesflashed through the media: "Animals were killed near the police station in Kalinovik and carcasses of animals killed were not removed even a few hours after the commission of the offense." This is just one of many horrific incidents reported by animal welfare groups throughout Bosnia.

Bridging the Gap Between the Rule of Law and It's Application for Women Around the World

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

After almost 35 years, it appears the international community is at last understanding that countering discrimination against women in economic spheres is key to fighting poverty. The benefits that are brought by investing in women are evident not only in the confidence that we see in the women that we work with, but also in the impact that it has on their families and their communities.

'A Stark Reminder Of When Hatred Goes Unchecked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

David Cameron met survivors of the Srebrenica genocide as the Government pledged around £170,000 of funding to help children learn about the Bosnian ...

Remember The Mistakes Of Srebrenica, Hague Warns West

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

William Hague has issued a thinly veiled warning to Western leaders, as well as Tory MPs, that they must consider the mistakes that led to the genocid...

The True Legacy of Srebrenica Should Be That Such Violence Is Never Perpetrated Again

William Hague | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
William Hague

Today we mark the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. The events that took place on this day 18 years ago began a chain of events that led to the deaths of over 8,000 men and boys and the forced removal of 30,000 women and girls. The horror and the barbarism perpetrated in and around Srebrenica in the days that followed 11 July evoked the darkest days of the Second World War; days many hoped would never be repeated in Europe.

Can We Save Belarus From The Same Fate As Syria?

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

We can only hope and pray for the best in Syria, but perhaps for Belarus we can do something more. The sanctions against South Africa worked. The regime changed. Two decades later Nelson Mandela, 27 years a political prisoner, is now, as he lies in hospital, the hallowed former President and father of the Rainbow Nation South Africa became.

Bosnia: Small Victories in a Place Teetering on the Edge

Nick Micinski | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Nick Micinski

Twenty-one years later, the area remains a tense, crumbling relic of what used to be a prosperous industrial region of Yugoslavia. Now, unemployment is a stifling 43% with few opportunities for youth.

Dirty Little Secrets? Children Conceived in Rape

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

When a 14 year old Irish girl was raped and became pregnant in 1992, nobody knew that the shockwaves would still be rippling 20 years later. This week, the 'Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill' is navigating the Irish Parliament. If successful, abortion, where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, may soon be legalised in Ireland.

The EU Arms Embargo on Syria Is Not Fit for Purpose

Sir Malcolm Rifkind | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Malcolm Rifkind

In August last year, I wrote an op-ed for the International Herald Tribune calling for Western powers to arm the Syrian insurgents. Over six months later, the case is even more compelling than before.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Halabja and Kurdish Genocide in Iraq Shows We Must Move From 'Never Again' to 'Always Prevent'

John Slinger | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics
John Slinger

While many of the world's governments want to prevent genocide, they almost never act to achieve this aim. This despite most being signatories to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide which is explicitly designed to compel them to do just that.

Coming Up Smelling of Jasmine

Charlotte Eagar | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK
Charlotte Eagar

Last night I did something both of the moment and strangely nostalgic. My young cousin Victor organized the Jasmine Ball, in aid of Unicef's Syrian Children's Appeal.

Dr Karadzic Doesn't Like Me, He Blames the Messenger

Penny Marshall | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK
Penny Marshall

It's not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last time that Dr Karadzic mentions me in the dock.

'I Should Be Rewarded'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has claimed he should be "rewarded" instead of being charged over the Bosnian conflict, as he defended him...

The Cry of Srebrenica: Is Europe Listening?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Last Wednesday on 11 July, I was in Srebrenica for the very first time. The above is the main prayer that I heard from the outgoing Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Mustafa Ceric in this year's commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide in 1995. His sermon in front of grieving families and tens of thousands of people at Potocari Memorial Park was about rebuilding Bosnia and rekindling hope. The Srebrenica Genocide was Europe's largest massacre since World War II.

In the Heart of Europe - The Srebrenica Genocide - Remembered Forever

Asad Khan | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Asad Khan

In an attempt to down-scale the horrific, unacceptable act of genocide committed by Serbian Troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where more than 8000 Muslim men and boys were massacred some 17 years ago, Serbia's new President Tomislav Nikolic, said last month that the killings in Srebrenica constituted "grave war crimes" but not genocide.

PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie In Westminster To Launch Warzone Taskforce

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

Film actress and director Angelina Jolie was in Westminster on Tuesday evening for the launch of a UK initiative to prevent sexual violence against wo...

It's Time the Left Apologised for Its Denial of the Srebrenica Massacre

James Bloodworth | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
James Bloodworth

Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic intended to "ethnically cleanse" Bosnia, the opening day of his war crimes trial at the Hague heard yesterday.

Picturing Sarajevo's Recovery: The City's Transformation

Barcroft Media | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

From amongst the bullet-scarred ruins, these photos show how Sarajevo has rebuilt itself since it was torn apart by civil war. British refugee work...

Profile Of Ratko Mladic: The 'Butcher' Accused Of The Worst Atrocities Since WWII

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Former Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic, also known as the "Butcher of Bosnia" is accused of masterminding some of the worst atrocities Europe has ...

Ratko Mladic Stands Trial In The Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Ratko Mladic has gone on trial in The Hague accused of carrying out atrocities in Bosnia, twenty years after the 1992-95 war in which more than 100,00...