The Dossier describes operations of this Yugoslav Army unit during the war in Kosovo as well as the crimes committed in its area of responsibility in which more than 2,000 Albanian civilians were killed. There has not been a single trial of persons responsible for these crimes before courts in Serbia.
The subject of this report are relevant events in the transitional justice arena in the successor countries of the former Yugoslavia: trials for war crimes committed in the period 1991-1999, institutional reform referring to lustration, approach that institutions and public have to convicts, media reporting about war crimes, truth commissions, work of civil society organizations on documenting facts about war crimes, resolution of the issue of missing persons, return of refugees, reparations, memorials.
This special issue, whose aim is to contribute to the debate on transitional justice in the Western Balkans, is largely based on two events. One is a day-long seminar entitled ‘European Integration and Transitional Justice: Prospects and Policy Options for Restorative Justice in the Western Balkans’, organised by the former Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Humanitarian Law Centre, Belgrade, held at the European Commission in Brussels in December 2009.
You can download the Report on War Crime Trials in Serbia in 2012 here.
The Humanitarian Law Center announces the “Ljubiša Diković” File. The document contains facts relating to the actions of the former Commander of the 37th Motorized Brigade during the war, as well as ICTY exhibits pertaining to war crimes committed in the area of responsibility of the war commander Ljubiša Diković.
Material Reparations for Human Rights Violations Committed in the Past : Court Practice in the Republic of Serbia, Nataša Kandić, (ed.) Humanitarian Law Center, 2012, Belgrade
You can download the report here.