Call for Applications: Memory Activism Fellowship – Deadline: 1 October

Call for Applications: Memory Activism Fellowship – Deadline: 1 October

MAFSince 1992, Humanitarian Law Center has worked on documenting war crimes and human rights violations committed in the former Yugoslavia, focusing on the victims and their stories. The organisation advocates for a comprehensive and multifaceted transitional justice process. The work of the HLC is based on three pillars: documentation, justice and memory, with the Memory Activism Program as central for the organisation’s future. With its Memory Activism Program, the Humanitarian Law Center commemorates victims through various initiatives, including public debates, documentary films and digital memory activism on social media and other digital memory practices. In addition to commemorating victims of war crimes and mass human rights violations during the 1990s wars, the Memory Program challenges and confronts the dominant revisionist narratives about the wars, provides informal education, disseminates the judicially determined facts about the wars engagingly, using different media formats. Furthermore, the program conducts policy-oriented research and analysis and commentary of official memory politics in the region.


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Report „The bombing of the refugee columns during Operaton ’Storm’ – August 1995“

Report „The bombing of the refugee columns during Operaton ’Storm’ – August 1995“

bombardovanje-kolona-enIn order to establish the facts about the bombing of refugee columns on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Croatian military-police Operation “Storm”, the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) is publishing the data and excerpts from the witness statements about those events, which it collected immediately after the refugees’ arrival in Serbia.

 The report is available on this link

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Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2021

Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2021

Izvestaj-enThe Report includes an analysis of 26 cases monitored by the HLC before the war crimes departments of the Higher Court and the Court of Appeals in Belgrade. Also, the Report contains an overview of the general findings on war crimes trials during 2021, as well as important socio-political events that are vital for war crimes trials in Serbia.

The report is available here

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Presentation of the Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2021

Presentation of the Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2021

Godisnji-izvestaj-2021-enThe Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) will present the Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia during 2021 on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 11:00 AM. The presentation will take place in the Main Conference Hall of the Media Centre in Belgrade (Terazije 3, 2nd floor).

The Report includes an analysis of 26 cases monitored by the HLC before the war crimes departments of the Higher Court and the Court of Appeals in Belgrade. Also, the Report contains an overview of the general findings on war crimes trials during 2021, as well as important socio-political events that are vital for war crimes trials in Serbia.

 

Speakers:

  • Mateja Norčič-Štamcar, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
  • Marina Kljaić, attorney of the injured parties
  • Ivana Žanić, Humanitarian Law Center

Simultaneous translation into English is provided. The presentation will take approximately 1.5h.            

Live stream of the presentation without translation will be available: bit.ly/gi2021fb

 

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Call for Proposals: Media and Revisionism

Call for Proposals: Media and Revisionism

mar-enIn Serbia’s public discourse, the dominant interpretations on the Yugoslav wars not only ignore or devalue judicially-established facts about crimes committed during the wars, but deny and falsify the facts into distorted narratives. Media work in a context of increasing monopolisation by revisionist memory politics from above. At the same time, media themselves are becoming a crucial instrument in revisionist memory politics.

Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) is hiring a consultant who will write a programmatic paper on the topic “Media and Revisionism”. The paper should identify and analyse revisionist trends in media reports on the wars of the 1990s (on the occasions of anniversaries, important decisions, etc.), and provide tools and resources for an alternative, critical role of media in dealing with the past. Therefore, the HLC is inviting scholars and researchers to submit their paper proposals on the topic “Media and Revisionism”.

All submissions are required to include the applicant’s CV (up to 3 pages) and a paper proposal (up to 300 words). Submissions should be made electronically to office@hlc-rdc.org with the subject line: “CfP Media and Revisionism”. The deadline is April 5, 2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted by the HLC.

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Ethnic Violence in Kosovo

Ethnic Violence in Kosovo

etnicko-nasilje-enFollowing June 1999 the Serbs in Kosovo have been having a hard time. After the withdrawal of the Serbian army and the police, they became the targets for the KLA and criminal groups. Numerous murders, abductions and property destruction happened in the presence of the international forces. The absence of KFOR’s reaction persuaded even those Albanians who were against the violence that the international community was supporting the idea of the extreme political groups that Kosovo should be free of the Serbs. On 17 March, with the exception of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, UNMIK and KFOR, once again and primarily through their omission to act, encouraged the Albanian extremists.

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(srpski) Konkurs za poziciju istraživača/ice

(srpski) Konkurs za poziciju istraživača/ice

Sorry, this entry is only available in srpski.

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