Students of Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Visit To HLC
Students attending the Master’s Programme at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, visited the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) on March 31st,2017, as part of their study visit to Serbia.
The HLC Legal Programme Director, Ms. Milica Kostić, presented the HLC’s work on documenting human rights violations committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia and its engagement in the field of criminal justice and reparation for war victims.
Ms. Anita Mitić, the Director of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), also talked with the students, presenting the work of the YIHR and transmitting her own experiences in working on dealing with the legacy of the past.
The students took an active part in the discussion, and expressed interest primarily in the relation of the society in Serbia towards the legacy of the past, the attitude of state institutions towards victims of human rights violations, and the presentation of the events from the 1990s in official educational programmes.