Students from Princeton University Visiting HLC

On Monday August 27th, 2012, a group of students from Princeton University visited the Humanitarian Law Center. The visit was organized by the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University in the US. The students are currently on a study visit to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia, during which they especially focus on inter-religious dialogue, the promotion of reconciliation, and the building of sustainable peace in the region. Marijana Toma and Dušan Jovanović from the HLC presented the history and the work of the HLC to the students.

The students had many questions about the attitude of the public towards crimes and war crimes trials, and they were especially interested in hearing about the public opinion regarding the work of the HLC. Besides this, they also discussed the RECOM process, the  protection of victims and witnesses of war crimes, the problem of denial in societies of the former Yugoslavia, and the bearing of these societies towards the Hague Tribunal.