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The fourth issue of the bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE

bilten_engThe fourth issue of the bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE published. Eric Gordy, Professor at University College London, writes about the importance of knowing and understanding the events from the past. In his opinion, these processes are important for the democratization of the society and for the European perspective of the states striving towards the membership in the EU. He also alleges that the sluggishness of the education system greatly contributed to the fact that majority still does not know what really happened during the wars on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Education is a topic that Marijana Toma, the Deputy Director of HLC, also writes about in another article. She alleges that education is an important component of the process of dealing with the past and the development of a stable democratic state.

And, at the end, there are columns in the Bulletin offering an overview of events and war crimes trials in the period following May 1st, 2014.

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Download fourth issue of the newsletter here.

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The belated dismissal of Miloš Perović is insufficient

The belated dismissal of Miloš Perović is insufficient

Logo_FHPMiloš Perović, the former Head of the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) Protection Unit for Participants in Criminal Proceedings, was dismissed from this position on Friday June 6th, 2014. He had been holding this position since 2008. The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) holds that his dismissal, even though late, is significant for the reform of the witness protection system in cases of war crimes, but that it has to be followed by serious reforms of the Unit and the protection system.

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Focus Group: Trial of Ratko Mladić and Legacy of the Hague Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia

Focus Group: Trial of Ratko Mladić and Legacy of the Hague Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia

fokus_ffThe session of the focus group founded to meet the needs of the “Trial of Ratko Mladić and Legacy of the Hague Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia“ research project initiated by King’s College, London, was held on May 27th, 2014 in the Humanitarian Law Center Library. Representatives of non-governmental organizations, students and experts from various fields of interest participated in the work of the Group. The objective of the focus group was to trigger an exchange of opinions, ideas, perceptions, and views regarding the characteristics and course of the trial of Ratko Mladić before the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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