Press conference for the purpose of presenting the Bill on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in relation to the armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001
The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) and the Centre for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) will present the Model Law on the rights of civilian victims of human rights violations committed during and in connection with the armed conflicts in the period 1991-2001 (Model Law) on Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 10:30 in the Great Hall of the Media Centre in Belgrade (Terazije 3, I floor).
The Model Law was drafted for the purpose of providing assistance, support and protection to persons, who were civilian victims of the wars or in relation to the wars waged on the territory of the former Yugoslavia, and for the purpose of the acknowledgement of their suffering. The foundation of the Model Law was the HLC’s practice in the representation of victims in lawsuits for the compensation of damages and for the realization of the rights according to the now applicable Law on the rights of civilian invalids of war. The solutions proposed in this Model Law have been adjusted to the needs of the victims and based on the comparative analysis of the existing solutions in the field of reparation of victims of serious violations of human rights, and the analysis of all drawbacks in the existing framework in the Republic of Serbia for the purpose of its harmonization with the international standards in this field. The Model Law has been sponsored by the Civil Rights Defenders (CRD).
The Model Law shall be presented by:
Professor Saša Gajin, a member of the Steering Board of the Centre for Advance Legal Studies
Sandra Orlović, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Law Center
Tanja Drobnjak, Attorney at Law and Expert Consultant in the drafting of the Model Law
Milica Kostic, Legal Director of the Humanitarian Law Center