Since the year 2001, the Humanitarian Law Center has been organizing various programmes of informal education concerning international humanitarian law, in relation to the past and transitional justice, in order to enhance knowledge about transitional justice and support for the process of reconciliation in the region.
In the period 2001-2003, the HLC organized a series of trainings for representatives of the Judiciary in Serbia in the area of international humanitarian law, in which representatives of the ICTY and World experts in international law held lectures. Several dozen representatives of the Judiciary in Serbia were thereby trained to apply international humanitarian law and prepared for war crimes trials.
During the summer of 2005 and 2006, the HLC organized two regional schools, where approximately 60 young students and human rights activists from BiH, Serbia and Croatia learned about the processes and mechanisms of dealing with the past.
The HLC has been organizing the Transitional Justice School since 2011, in which students and teachers of social sciences have an opportunity to hear about ICTY trials, out-of-court mechanisms for fact-finding about crimes committed in the past, the right of victims of human rights violations to reparations, and the contribution of archives and the media to establishing the truth and indicating accountability, preserving collective memory, and assisting reconciliation in post-conflict societies.
In addition to these activities, the HLC periodically issues publications about experiences of post-conflict and post-authoritarian states in the region of the Western Balkans and the World. It has also regularly published reports on the progress of transitional justice in the region, thus informing the public about war crimes trials, official and non-governmental fact-finding initiatives, administrative and court reparations, memorials and institutional reform. In its magazine entitled Forum for Transitional Justice, the HLC publishes articles written by relevant authors about challenges to the application of transitional justice mechanisms in the post-conflict societies of the Western Balkans and throughout the world.