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Rachel Irwin joined IWPR in 2008 and has provided extensive coverage of trials at both the ICC and ICTY. She also writes about transitional justice issues in the Western Balkans, and her reports have dealt with topics such as the denial of mass atrocities in Bosnia and the controversy over memorials for victims. Prior to joining IWPR, Rachel lived and worked in India, South Korea and Jerusalem. She has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Stevan Veljovic, defence witness in the Mladic trial at the ICTY. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
27 Jun 14
Bosnian Serb ex-officer says troops inside the city were trying to get his men to return fire on civilian areas.
Rachel Irwin
20 Jun 14
Defendant says he will continue to speak out against the tribunal if allowed to leave detention.
Buildings devastated during the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo. Photo taken in May 1996. (Photo: Quasimodogeniti/Wikimedia Commons)
Rachel Irwin
13 Jun 14
Ex-soldier says weapons were found in humanitarian shipments for besieged city.
Visegrad‘s 16th century Ottoman bridge. (Photo: Philippe Le Moine/Flickr)
Rachel Irwin, Velma Šarić
6 Jun 14
As court winds up its work, Bosnian communities don’t all buy into the common historical narrative it was supposed to provide.
Rachel Irwin
30 May 14
Ex-officer claims his men “never opened fire without a good reason” during Sarajevo siege.
Rachel Irwin
28 May 14
His team wants to call 336 witnesses, although list may be amended.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
28 May 14
Defendant asks tribunal not to decide possible jail term at same time as verdict.
Rachel Irwin
28 May 14
Convicted Bosnian Croat commander found ineligible for financial assistance.
Ratko Mladic in court this week as his defence case got under way.  (Source: ICTY)
Rachel Irwin
23 May 14
Former army subordinates say they were never told to fire on civilians, and did not mount offensive operations.
Rachel Irwin
23 May 14
Defendant argues that prosecution broke rules regarding disclosure of evidence.

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