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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Press conference for presenting the report “Victims’ Right to Reparation in Serbia and the European Court of Human Rights Standards”

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Press conference for presenting the report “Victims’ Right to Reparation in Serbia and the European Court of Human Rights Standards”

izvestaj-reparacije_srThe Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) will present the report “Victims’ Right to Reparation in Serbia and the European Court of Human Rights Standardsˮ on Friday, January 22nd, 2015 at 1:00pm, at the Media Centre in Belgrade (Terazije 3, II floor).

The Report presents individual examples of efforts by victims of mass violations of human rights during the 1990s to obtain their right to reparations in Serbia within court proceedings in Serbian courts, as well as under the Law on the Rights of Civilian Invalids of War. The HLC has also analysed key obstacles to the achievement of victims’ rights in relation to the standards laid down in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as defined through the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The report relies upon the HLC’s many years of practice in representing victims before domestic authorities and international bodies.

The Report was drawn up with the support of Civil Rights Defenders (CRD).

The Report will be presented by:

Sandra Orlović, HLC Executive Director

Goran Miletić, CRD Programme Director for the Western Balkans

Saša Gajin, Professor at Union University School of Law

Milica Kostić, HLC Legal Director

Relja Radosavljević, HLC Legal Analyst

Dževad Koldžić, son of Mevlida Koldžić, woman forcibly disappeared from Sjeverin

Simoultaneous translation into English will be provided

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(srpski) Za smrt najbližih krivim “arkanovce”

(srpski) Za smrt najbližih krivim “arkanovce”

danas_logoAlma Peković, ćerka i sestra žrtvava ratnog zločina iz aprila 1992, u Bijeljini, događaja koji je osvedočen na fotografiji foto-reportera Rona Haviva, a na kojoj se vidi da su ubice pripadnici Srpske dobrovoljačke garde – takozvanih Arkanovih Tigrova, podnela je 2. aprila 2015. godine krivičnu prijavu protiv anonimnih lica Tužilaštvu za ratne zločine.

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Draft Strategy for Prosecution of War Crimes Does Not Guarantee More Efficient Prosecution of Perpetrators of War Crimes in Serbia

Draft Strategy for Prosecution of War Crimes Does Not Guarantee More Efficient Prosecution of Perpetrators of War Crimes in Serbia

Nacionalna_StrategijaThe Republic of Serbia Ministry of Justice published the
Draft National Strategy for the Prosecution of War Crimes for the period 2016-2020 (Draft Strategy) in November 2015 , in accordance with the Action Plan for Chapter 23, and then opened a public debate, which was closed on December 31st, 2015. The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) holds that, even though the Draft Strategy does recognize some of the key shortcomings in the current work of the institutions responsible for the prosecution of war crimes and foresees some good solutions for overcoming these shortcomings, it still fails to establish the key measures for the achievement of the primary objective, which is the more efficient prosecution of war crimes; and therefore it significantly dilutes its potential.

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The twelfth issue of the Bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE

The twelfth issue of the Bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE

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The new issue of the through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE bulletin brings an article authored by the Deputy War Crimes Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Bruno Vekarić, and the Director of Programmes of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Croatia, Mario Mažić.

Bruno Vekarić emphasizes the importance of the strategic framework for the prosecution of war crimes, and informs the public about the preparation of the Prosecution Strategy aimed at the investigation and prosecution of all individuals responsible for atrocities committed during the armed conflicts on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

Mario Mažić writes about the positions of Croatian institutions and the EU regarding the need for Croatia – when, as a post-conflict society, it was still a EU candidate country – to implement reforms which would encompass the application of transitional justice mechanisms, before their being able to join the community of European countries.

The News section highlights current developments in the areas of transitional justice and Serbia’s EU integration process, and the War Crimes Trials section offers an overview of recently held trials and rulings delivered.

Send us your opinions and comments on the newsletter and/or the topics discussed to the e-mail address towardsJUSTICE@hlc-rdc.org. Discussion is also welcome on Twitter/#towardsJUSTICE.

Download your copy of the bulletin here.

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