Human Rights Concerns
Under intense international pressure, a number of suspects from Montenegro and Serbia (SCG), indicted by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, have surrendered and been transferred to The Hague. However, the Bosnia Serb General Ratko Mladic and the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic still remain at-large. Police torture and ill-treatment remain problems. Roma continue to be deprived of many basic rights. Women and girls continue to be trafficked in and through SCG for the purpose of forced prostitution. Domestic violence remains widespread. Human rights activists and independent journalists in Serbia are increasingly threatened.