On August 7, 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision according to which the ICC Trust Fund for Victims would secure reparations for the victims of Thomas Lubanga, aconvicted leader of the militia of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first decision of its kind since the establishment of the ICC in 2002. The Court has recommended a set of reparative measures and delegated their application to the Fund for Victims, which will perform this task in collaboration with victims’ associations.
Pismo Koalicije za MKS upućeno državama potpisnicama Statuta MKS o značaju komunikacionih aktivnosti suda
Civil society organizations are calling on the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor to verify the allegations of the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) relating to the possible responsibility of the Serbian Army Chief of Staff, Ljubiša Diković, for war crimes committed in Kosovo and BiH.
On Monday, November 14th, 2011, the Humanitarian Law Center was informed that the HLC Archive has been included in the Human Rights Archives Directory (HRAD), a project of the International Council of Archives (ICA).
PERIOD: 1990 – 1999
PRIMARY SOURCES: Politika – daily newspaper, Večernjenovosti – daily newspaper
VOLUME AND MEDIUM: 45 binders
CONTENT: The Humanitarian Law Center researchers regularly followed the columns in Politika and Večernjenovosti daily newspapers, analyzing them and selecting articles containing direct and concealed war propaganda and incitement to religious and national hatred, and thereby instigating war crimes .
ORGANIZATION SYSTEM: Chronologically, by source.
The fund is not expected to expand
PRIMARY SOURCE: Politika Daily newspaper
VOLUME AND MEDIUM: 1 CD
CONTENT: ‘How People Spoke’ represents edited material from the ‘Echoes and Reactions’ column, which was published in the Politika daily newspaper from July 1988 until March 1991, in which Politika’s readers were at the same time authors of articles in which they presented their opinions and reactions to the news published in Politika’s columns relating to internal, foreign, cultural and sports affairs.
The ‘Echoes and Reactions’ column is of essential significance for an understanding of the manner in which the public in Serbia and those parts of Yugoslavia inhabited by Serb populations was systematically prepared for the directed future deconstruction of the country and the wars in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and, finally, Kosovo. Ten years after the sudden end which was as sudden as the beginnings (July 1988 – March 1991), the column remains in the memory of contemporaries as a symbol of the political instrumentalization of the media for the purpose of an orchestrated manipulation of the public, a testimony to the professional downfall of the editors of Politika, a very influential daily newspaper; and also as an indelible record of the dishonourable role of intellectuals in the development and rationalization of ethnic stereotypes, incitement to national hatred and revision of history. This was a preparation for much more serious political and military undertakings that followed.
ORGANIZATION SYSTEM: Chronologically, by date.
The fund is not expected to expand.