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On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, Nazmi Spahiu and Behxet Rrmoku, both victims of torture and unlawful detention, gave statements in the compensation lawsuit initiated by the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) in April 2010 against the Republic of Serbia on account of the state’s responsibility for their torture in unlawful detention during 1999 and 2000. Nazmi Spahiu and Behxhet Rrmoku testified about the arrest and torture they experienced in prison, as well as about the consequences of the torture, from which they still suffer, and the long medical treatment they have had to undergo.
When in May 1993 the UN Security Council passed a resolution to establish a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for serious breaches of international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia, Balkans watchers commonly saw it as a fig leaf for the unwillingness or inability of the West’s three permanent members to stop the carnage in Bosnia.
Presentation of ‘Serving Justice or Trivializing Crimes: Fulfilling the Right of Victims of Human Rights Abuses to seek Reparation before Serbian Courts 2012 Report’
A press conference anent the publication of the report produced by the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) about the realization of victims’ rights to reparations in judicial proceedings in Serbia for 2012 will be held in the Media Centre (Terazije 3, 3rd floor) on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 12:00.
On 4 June 2013, the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) filed a criminal complaint with the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor against several members of the Yugoslav Army (VJ) for a war crime against civilians committed on 12 May 1999 at Savine Vode (Peć/Pejë municipality).