Debate Held on War Crimes Trials in Serbia

A debate on war crimes trials in Serbia was held on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 in the Media Center in Belgrade. The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) organized the debate anent the presentation of its Report on War Crimes Trials in 2012. Representatives of the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor (OWCP), the Higher Court in Belgrade, the Court of Appeals in Belgrade, representatives of the OSCE, EULEX, the Office for Human and Minority Rights, the Higher Courts in Niš and Prokuplje, Embassies, the Ministry of Justice and the state administration, and of non-governmental organizations attended the debate.


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Report from the Debate on War Crimes Trials in Serbia

A debate on war crimes trials in Serbia was held on Friday April 27th, 2012 in the Media Centre in Belgrade. The reason for organizing this debate was the Report on War Crimes Trials in Serbia in 2011 published by the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC). Representatives of the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor, the Higher Court in Belgrade Department for War Crimes, the Court of Appeals in Belgrade, the courts from all over Serbia, attorneys, representatives of civil society, and representatives of embassies participated in the debate.


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Law In Favour of the State and Against Citizens

“New provisions of the Civil Procedure Law (CPL) and the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), regress the legal regime of the Republic of Serbia into the authoritarian past, thus restricting citizens’ access to justice. By these provisions, the state becomes the most protected, and politicians and tycoons obtain a more privileged status compared to the citizens. These provisions also represent a threat for the media and the freedom of information”, Prof. Dr. Vesna Rakić-Vodinelić from the “Union” University Faculty of Law highlighted on January 23rd during the press conference regarding the initiative for assessing the constitutionality of the Civil Procedure Law held in the Belgrade “Media Centre”.


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Serbia Needs Adequate Model of Reparations for Victims of Human Rights Violations from 1990’s

A conference on the right of victims of human rights violations during 1990’s to material reparations in Serbia was held in Hotel “Zira” in Belgrade on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011. The event gathered representatives of ministries, judicial institutions, attorneys, human rights activists, and representatives of the civil society.


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“Does Serbia Give Up on European Integration?” Roundtable

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BELGRADE, October 11th, 2011 – The Humanitarian Law Center and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina organized a roundtable on October 11th titled “Does Serbia Give Up on European Integration?”.LOGO190x95


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Conference on Domestic War Crimes Trials

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BELGRADE, September 16th, 2011- Among the topics of the Conference on Domestic War Crimes Trials were regional cooperation and challenges imposed by the closing down of ICTY, and a special part of the conference was dedicated to witnesses associates and their protection, since there have been serious omissions in this segment of war crimes trials.


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Kosovo Memory Book: 1998 – Book Promotion in London

IMG_0341LONDON, 15th September 2011, the British Academy – States have a clear but largely unmet responsibility for full and transparent reporting of those killed in armed violence around the world. This is the central message of a new initiative, the Charter for the Recognition of Every Casualty of Armed Violence, launched Thursday, 15 September, at the British Academy and already endorsed by 37 humanitarian and human rights organisations from around the world.


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