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Balkans war crimes treaty on the ropes after Croatian objection to extraditions

[JURIST] A treaty designed to encourage regional cooperation among Balkan states in war crimes trials appeared unlikely to materialize after Croatia on Tuesday ruled out allowing extraditions of suspects. The treaty, drafted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe [official website], will be reviewed at a conference on Wednesday by representatives from Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Croatia said it was willing to co-operate with the other states in other ways aside from extraditing defendants. B92 has more.

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