Conference held on European integration and transitional justice

Conference “European integration and transitional justice: perspectives and strategies for the establishment of restorative justice in the Western Balkans” was held on Tuesday December 1st in Brussels, organized by the Center for the Study of Global Governance (London School of Economic) and the Humanitarian Law Center.

The P2P Programme, one of the three strands of the European Commission’s Civil Society Facility, provided invaluable assistance in organizing the one-day meeting.

The purpose of the conference was to raise the awareness of representatives of EU institutions of  non-judicial mechanisms of transitional justice (the process of truth-seeking, as opposed to criminal prosecutions), and to give civil society activists from the Western Balkans a platform so that they might help shape EU policies in terms of transitional justice in the Western Balkans. The conference also had the specific purpose of gaining EU support for the regional approach to determining the truth and disclosing what happened in the past.

The conference was opened by Natasa Kandic, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Law Center and Pierre Mirel, Director of the Western Balkans section of the European Commission Directorate for Enlargement.