The fifth issue of the bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE
This issue triggers discussion on the significance of creating the Regional Commission for Establishing the Facts about War Crimes and Other Gross Violations of Human Rights Committed on the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia (RECOM). It also reminds us about one rather forgotten issue – the rights of the citizens who were forcibly mobilized after fleeing to Serbia from the war zones in Croatia and B&H.
And, at the end, there are columns in the Bulletin offering an overview of events and war crimes trials in the period following June 15th, 2014.
The bulletin wishes to underline how important it is for a country aspiring to join the community of European nations, but also for the EU itself, to initiate the process of dealing with the past. History has shown that unresolved issues of the past are always present, hampering the functioning of a political system, be it a state or a community of states. Therefore, both the Republic of Serbia and the EU Member States have an obligation to secure a stable political and legal system for their citizens, a system governed by the rule of law, which will guarantee the protection of and respects for human rights of its citizens.
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