Model law on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in connection with armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001

Model law on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in connection with armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001

post_model_zakona_engThe Model law on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in connection with the armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001 was drafted for the purpose of providing assistance, support and protection to persons, who were civilian victims of the wars or in connection with the wars waged on the territory of the former Yugoslavia, and for the purpose of the acknowledgement of their suffering. The foundation of the Model law was the HLC’s practice in the representation of victims in lawsuits for the compensation of damages and for the realization of the rights according to the now applicable Law on the rights of civilian invalids of war. The solutions proposed in this Model law have been adjusted to the needs of the victims and based on the comparative analysis of the existing solutions in the field of reparation of victims of serious violations of human rights, and the analysis of all drawbacks in the existing framework in the Republic of Serbia for the purpose of its harmonization with the international standards in this field.

You can download the Model law on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in connection with armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001 here.

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Evaluation of the Database of the Kosovo Memory Book – Conclusions and Recommendations

Evaluation of the Database of the Kosovo Memory Book – Conclusions and Recommendations

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In March, 2012, the Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC) asked the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) to evaluate their database of human losses during armed conflict in the territory of the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) between 1998 and 2000. On December 10th 2014 the evaluation team submitted two reports – one made by HRDAG Executive Director Mr Patrick Ball and HRDAG Field Consultant Ms Jule Kruger, and one made by professor Michael Spagat from the Royal Holloway, University of London:

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Journal of the Regional School for Transitional Justice #2

Journal of the Regional School for Transitional Justice #2

post_zbornik_IIThe selected papers written by the second generation students of the Regional School for Transitional Justice have been gathered in the second issue of the Journal of Papers. The students’ papers have been grouped according to the main Transitional Justice topics– from analyses of war crimes trials, victims’ rights to reparation, and the role of the media in the reconciliation process, to analyses of current endeavours aimed at the acknowledgement of the right to truth about the crimes committed in the past.

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Dossier: Rudnica

Dossier: Rudnica

post_dosije_rudnica_engAt the time of the publication of this Dossier (January 2015), the mortal remains of 52 people were exhumed from Rudnica and identified. DNA analysis conducted on the remains has shown that they belong to Kosovo Albanians killed during the Kosovo conflict in 1999. According to a representative of the Commission on Missing Persons of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, search of the Rudnica site will continue if the relevant institutions come up with new data.

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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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