More commitment needed to resolve the fate of missing persons

More commitment needed to resolve the fate of missing persons

fdh_kosovo_logoOn the occasion of the National Day of Missing Persons, the Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo (HLC Kosovo) asks from the Government of Kosovo and other competent institutions for more commitment in tracking and locating the remains as well as in the identification of existing remains.


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Serbian General Wins Compensation for War Crimes Claims

Serbian General Wins Compensation for War Crimes Claims

BalkanInsight_logoBelgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre has been ordered to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.


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Closing the Karadžić File

Closing the Karadžić File

project-syndicateNEW YORK – The conviction by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of Radovan Karadžić, the former Bosnian Serb leader, for crimes against humanity and genocide filled many, including me, with a sense of deep satisfaction. The verdict has not only brought some semblance of closure to the most brutal European conflict since World War II; it has also demonstrated the international community’s commitment to ensuring justice and accountability in such matters. Not even the not-guilty verdict of the Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Šešelj, reached just a few days after Karadžić’s, can undermine that impact.

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The Mechanism Launches First Online Exhibition of Archives

The Mechanism Launches First Online Exhibition of Archives

Flag_of_the_United_NationsThe Mechanism today launched its first online exhibition entitled “A Glimpse into the Archives”.

The purpose of this exhibition is to allow the general public to contextualize, access, and understand the value of the archives of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda (ICTR) and for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which are now in the custody of the Mechanism.

The exhibition features a selection of interesting items to illustrate the diversity of the records in the archives. The items include photographs of artefacts used as evidence in court, drawings made by witnesses, and an extract from a historic trial judgement.


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