The law was adopted today amid intense international pressure on Serbia to arrest and deliver to the UN war crimes tribunal the former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic.
Mladic was indicted of genocide and war crimes allegedly committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, but is still on the run.
Belgrade has until the end of this month to hand him over or face a possible suspension of talks with the EU on a Stabilization and Association Agreement, seen as the first step toward EU membership.
The EU last year recommended that Serbia and Montenegro freeze the assets of war crimes suspects.
Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)
READTen years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)
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Coffins of Srebrenica victims being prepared for burial in October (AFP)
SREBRENICA: The July 1995 massacre of some 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb fighters near the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica is the worst atrocity of its kind in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the incident, the name Srebrenica has become practically synonomous with ethnic cleansing....(more)