Analysis of the Prosecution of War Crimes in Serbia 2004-2013

Analysis of the Prosecution of War Crimes in Serbia 2004-2013

Analiza_2004-2013_engThe Analysis contains 15 chapters that portray the work of key institutions in the prosecution of war crimes, putting forward the issues important for the credibility of war crimes trials in Serbia, such as the compliance of indictments and convictions in domestic cases, with the facts established by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The Analysis concludes with 75 recommendations to state bodies of the Republic of Serbia and international stakeholders on how to improve almost all aspects of the prosecution of war crimes in Serbia.

You can download the Analysis of the Prosecution of War Crimes in Serbia 2004-2013 here.

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Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia in 2013

Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia in 2013

The Report on War Crimes Trials in 2013 is based on the monitoring and analysis of war crimes trials before the Higher Court in Belgrade, Court of Appeal in Belgrade and the courts of general jurisdiction in Nis, Pozarevac and Prokuplje.

You can download the Report on War Crime Trials in Serbia in 2013 here.

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“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”: presentation of the analysis of the compliance with the EU acquis communautaire within Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, in the areas of war crimes and fundamental rights.

“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”: presentation of the analysis of the compliance with the EU acquis communautaire within Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, in the areas of war crimes and fundamental rights.

POLICY-PAPER-eng-logo“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process” analysis shows policies and financial instruments used by the EU to recommend and advocate for the justice for crimes in the past, the EU regulations containing principles of transitional justice that the acceding countries have to comply with prior to the EU accession, the current compliance of the Republic of Serbia’s legislation with these regulations, and recommendations for further harmonization.

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Regional Transitional Justice School Journal

Regional Transitional Justice School Journal

zbornik2The Regional Transitional Justice School Journal is a product of the Regional School for Transitional Justice, organised by the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC), the Lawyers’ Association from Sarajevo and  HLC Kosovo, with the support of the British Embassy in Belgrade.


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Dossier on “125th Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav Army”

Dossier on “125th Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav Army”

The Dossier presents the operation of this Yugoslav Army unit during the war in Kosovo and the crimes committed in  this unit’s zone of responsibility, where 1,813 Kosovo Albanian civilians were killed, 216 of whom are still registered as missing. None of the perpetrators of these war crimes have been prosecuted to date.


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Administrative reparations in Serbia – an analysis of the existing legal framework

Logo FHPThe wars in the former Yugoslavia during the nineteen-nineties left behind a difficult legacy of mass atrocities committed in the countries formed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Around 130,000 people lost their lives, more than 12,000 are still missing and tens of thousands of victims suffered torture and sexual violence. All this is just a part of the horrific outcome of these wars. After a decade of destruction and the collapse of the rule of law that unleashed the violence and systematic violations of fundamental human rights, these countries still face the challenges of consolidating their legal systems, and building democratic institutions which will adopt a responsible attitude towards the violent past and foster a culture of human rights.

Complete analysis of the existing legal framework can be downloaded here.

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Fulfilling the Right for Victims of Human Rights Abuses to seek Reparation before the Serbian Courts

This Report offers a review of 15 cases in which HLC represented victims and which resulted in court decisions in 2012. There were a total of 18 judgments, 12 of which were negative and six positive, which awarded a total of RSD 1.76 million to victims of human rights abuses.


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Dossier 549th Motorized Brigade of Yugoslav Army

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.


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