Natasa Kandic, one of the sixty heroes of the “Time” magazine

On November 13, 2006, the European “Time” magazine published a special edition titled “Sixty Years of Heroes”, with 60 names of those who, by the Time’s standards, have been influencing our lives since 1946. Natasa Kandic, the Humanitarian Law Centre Executive Director was named one of them.

Heroes are grouped into three categories: “Rebels and Leaders”, “Business and Culture”, and “Inspirations and Explorers”. As Catherine Mayer, the editor-in-chief of the “Time” magazine put it “these persons are our heroes and in this special edition we celebrate them and their work”. (http://www.time.com/time/europe/hero2006/opener.html).

Natasa Kandic is entered into the “Inspirations and Explorers” category together with princess Diana, Bernard Kouchner, Pope John Paul II, Christiane Amanpour, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mother Teresa and others.

An article is written about each hero by a well know person from the field in which they act. Chief Prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Carla del Ponte says in her article (http://www.time.com/time/europe/hero2006/kandic.html that Natasa Kandic is a tireless human rights defender and the she is especially “impressed and inspired” by her courage, straightforwardness, and concern for each and every victim.

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