FHP-KF-017 FUND: Humanitarian Law Center Organized Conferences

PERIOD: 1996 – 2006.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Humanitarian Law Center.

VOLUME AND MEDIUM: 8 archival boxes.

CONTENT: International and regional conferences organized by the Humanitarian Law Center, conferences organized by other organizations in Serbia and abroad, roundtables, workshops, symposia, prize awarding ceremonies, summer schools, lists of participants.

ORGANIZATION SYSTEM: according to the topic and the content.

The fund is expected to expand.

LANGUAGE: Serbian, Albanian, and English.


Box no. 1

• “Justice in Cataclysm”: criminal tribunals in the wake of mass violence, Duke University School of Law, July 1996.
• Conference on War Crimes Trials, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, November 1998.
• International roundtable – “Difficult Reconciliation”, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vogošća, February 2001.
• Seminar -“Roma  Participation in Europe”, The Finnish Committee for European Security, Helsinki, October 2001.
• “Women Activists across the Borders”, Transeuropéennes – Paris, Beograd, February 2002.
• International conference – “Developing New Policies of International Support – Lessons (Not) Learned in BIH”, Fund for an Open Society, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, February 2002.
• International conference on the opening of secret police dossiers, Centre for Antiwar Action, Belgrade,  February 2002.
• Roundtable -“Bosniaks in Serbia “, Priboj, December 2002, presentation by Nataša Kandić.
• Conference – “Establishing the International Criminal Court”- International Criminal Law Network, Den Haag, December 2002.
• Workshop – “Reconciling for the future”, The Stability Pact for Eastern Europe, Salonika, April 2003.

Box no. 2

• Workshop: Law drafting and legislative process for  jurisdiction of government authorities in prosecuting persons guilty of war crimes, OSCE, May 2003.
• American Bar Association, Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative – Annual Report 2003 CEELI Award to Nataša Kandić.
• Settlement and guilt pleas – practice before the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and national judicial authorities, Sarajevo, December 2003.
• Preventing Genocide: Threats and Responsibilities, Stockholm International Forum 2004, Stockholm, January 2004.
• Report by International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP).
• Regional seminar: “Documentation, Truth, Responsibility: Creating Conditions for Dealing With the Past in Former Yugoslavia”, Humanitarian Law Center, Vukovar, Croatia, February 2004.
• The One World International Human Rights Film Festival – Homo Homini award, Prague, April 2004.

Box no. 3

• International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security, Madrid, March 2005.
• Conference: “ICTY Approaching Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Work of ICTY Relating to the Crimes Committed in Srebrenica During the War ” , International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Srebrenica, May 2005.
• Conference: “ICTY Approaching Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Work of ICTY Relating to the Crimes Committed in Foča During the War ” , International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Foča, October 2004.
• Ceremony of Giving Alexander Langer Award, Bolzano, Italy, June 2005.

Box no. 4

• Conference: “Conflicts: Prevention, Resolution, Reconciliation”, UNHCR, FORUM, Barcelona, June 2004.
• International seminar: “Crimes of War and Legal Legacy: Historical Background and Comparative Experiences”, Judicial Training Centre in Belgrade, Croatian Helsinki Committee, Human Rights Center of the University of Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, September 2004.
• Conference: “Future of Southeast Europe; BiH, RC and SaM and the Perspective of EU Integrations”, OSCE and the Igman Initiative, Zagreb, September 2004.
• Conference: “Truth-seeking and Documenting Mechanisms”, International Commission on Missing Persons, Jahorina, October 2004.
• Conference: “Lessons Learned from the Balkan Conflicts”, Boston College, Center for  Balkan Development, October 2004.
• OHCHR Workshop on Set of Principles to Combat Impunity, Geneva, November 2004.
• Conference: “ICTY Approaching Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Work of ICTY Relating to the Crimes Committed in Konjic During the War ” , International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Konjic, November 2004.
• International seminar: “Transitional Justice in Former Yugoslavia “, Belgrade/Zagreb, December 2004.
• Cornell International Law Journal Symposium 2005 – “Milosevic and Hussein on trial”, Ithaca, New York, February 2005.

Box no. 5

• Summer school: “New Perspective on Peace – International summer school on religion and public life” – International Forum Bosnia, Rusmir Mahmutćehajlić, Sarajevo.• Balkan Human Rights Network – Call for attending annual assembly.
• Maryanne Yerkes – ” Research conclusions and applications: what’s needed”; ” Major problems and objectives of the research”.
• War Crimes Trials Conference, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, November 1998.
• Igman Initiative Regional Conference – “Future of Southeast Europe; BiH, RC, and SaM and the Perspective of EU integrations”, Zagreb, September 2004, invitation.
• Report prepared for the needs of the expert roundtable: “How to fight against hate speech and racially motivated violence”, Human Rights Centre, Zagreb, March 2004.
• Conference “Human Rights reporting and advocacy during the Kosovo crisis: lessons learned”, Harvard University, October 1999.
• “Seminar to Launch the Lund Recommendations” (Seminar on the application of Lund Recommendations), OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Vienna, May, 2000.
• Approved by Fifth Forum 2000 Conference, Forum 2000 Foundation, Prague, October 2001.
• A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation, Healing and Divide, September 2003, invitation.
• “War Crimes Trials – Meeting re Subject of Securing Evidence and Planning of Future Trainings”, OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Belgrade, July 2003.
• Reports anent International Conference on Police Control, 1998.
• Human Rights in Swedish Foreign Policy, November 2003.
• Miscellaneous – invitations, lists of participants.

Box no. 6

• Nataša Kandić: “The ICTY and local NGOs – Co-operation for Reconciliation” , visit of International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, February 2004.
• Freedom House – Annual Report 2002.
• The Women’s Foreign Policy Group – Women’s Delegation on Kosovo, Open Society Institute Washington Office, June 1998.
• Conference: “Post-conflict strategies for truth, justice and coming to terms with the past in the region of the Former Yugoslavia”, Humanitarian Law Center, October 2004.
• “Regional Cooperation for Transitional Justice in the Western Balkans 2006-7”  -Research and Documentation Center , Sarajevo, BiH; Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro; Documenta, Zagreb, Croatia.
• Training: “Command responsibility in International and National Law”, Humanitarian Law Centre + (A proposal from the International Bar Association in collaboration with Humanitarian Law Centre to undertake the Training of Judges, Prosecutors, Defence Lawyers and Police Investigators in former Yugoslavia; Specialized Training Seminar in International Humanitarian Law, HLC, August 2001).

• “Establishing the truth in the aftermath of conflict: current initiatives and perspectives in the former Yugoslavia”, Humanitarian Law Center, Beograd; Research-Documentation Center and Documenta, Sarajevo; April 2006.
• Roundtable on “Echoes and Reactions” (a column in Politika Daily), December 2001.

Box no. 7

Roundtable – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – July 1st and 2nd, 1996.

• Prof. Dr. Budimir Košutić – Legitimacy of The Hague International Tribunal.
• Vladan Vasilijević – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: confirmation of values or undeveloped contemporary international order
• Radoslav Nedić – Relation of jurisdiction of local courts and international tribunals.
• Prof. Dr. Vojin Dimitrijević – International and domestic criminal justice: punishments for serious violations of international humanitarian law.
• Prof. Dr. Zoran Stojanović – Perspectives of the standing International Criminal Court.
• Dr. Konstantin Obradović – Perspectives of establishing the standing International Criminal Court.
• Ljubivoje Aćimović – From Ad Hoc Tribunal to standing International Criminal Court.
• Dr. Milan Bulajić – Policy or Law: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, auxiliary body of the Security Council.
• Prof. Dr. Konstantin Obradović – About legal grounds for the decision to establish the Ad Hoc Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
• Prof. Dr. Budimir Košutić – Standing International Criminal Court: Past and New Experiences.
• Prof. Dr. Zoran Stojanović – Legitimacy of Ad Hoc  Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.
• Dr Milan Šahović – Annexe to the discussion about legal grounds for the establishment of Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
• Prof. Dr. Stevan Đorđević – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – some critical views.
• Miscellaneous.

Box no. 8

• Conference: “Fate of Serbs, Montenegrins, Roma, Bosniaks and Askalis Missing in Kosovo”, Humanitarian Law Center, Priština, November 2005.