Lessons about the Past: towards Recurrence or towards Reconciliation?

Učenje o prošlostiThe Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) held a conference entitled “Role of Education in the Reconciliation Process”, on April 20th, 2016, in which history teachers and civic education teachers, representatives of the Ministry of Education, non-governmental organizations and expert members of the public participated. The Conference is a part of the HLC’s education programme “Education for Reconciliation”, which was established in 2012 in the form of a regional and national programme of informal education in dealing with the past. The objective of the Conference was to present two proposals for practical policies in the area of education, which would be focused on research into the needs and models for introducing topics from the field of dealing with the past, transitional justice and reconciliation into university programmes, and which would represent recommendations and models for incorporating judicial facts about the events of the 1990s into history books.

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Third National School of Transitional Justice Begins

Fond_Logo_200_200The third National School of Transitional Justice was opened on the premises of the Humanitarian Law Center’s (HLC) Library on Thursday, March 24th, 2016, with a lecture on establishing justice for war crimes committed in the post-Yugoslav states. The School was opened by Ms. Marijana Toma, the HLC Education Programme Director. The National School of Transitional Justice is a two-month programme of informal education on instruments for dealing with the past, organized and implemented by the HLC as part of its Education Programme.

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V Forum for Transitional Justice: History textbooks in post-conflict societies: Education for reconciliation?

Forum_5Forum for Transitional Justice #5 is exploring the issues of the role of education in the process of dealing with the past and reconciliation, particularly the history textbooks’ content in post-conflict societies and processes of democratization.

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International School for Transitional Justice – Call for applications

Fond_Logo_200_200Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) invites you to apply for the first International School for Transitional Justice (ISTJ). The International School will take place in Belgrade, Serbia between 6th and 13th of July, 2016.

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Diplomas Awarded to IV Student Generation at Regional School of Transitional Justice – Youth Dialogue as Prerequisite for Reconciliation

tjs-dodela_diplomaA debate on the role of education in the process of dealing with the legacy of the violent past was held on October 22nd, 2015, in the Library of the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC). The participants in the debate were Sanja Petrović Todosijević, a historian from the Institute for the Recent History of Serbia, Daša Duhaček, a Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, the Deputy Executive Director of the HLC, Marijana Toma, and students of the fourth generation of the Regional School for Transitional Justice. The topics of the debate were the position of the educational system towards past human rights violations, the role of youth in reconciliation processes and non-institutional (informal) platforms for the provision of support to efforts to teach history on the basis of facts that have been established.

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Students of Regional School of Transitional Justice visit Jasenovac and Vukovar

jasenovac-tjsA one-day visit to memorial sites in Croatia was organized as part of the study programme of the Regional School of Transitional Justice (School). Twenty-five students of the fourth generation of the School visited the memorial monument and the Jasenovac Memorial Museum and the Memorial Centre and memorial monument in Ovčara, near Vukovar. On this occasion, they talked about the culture of remembrance in relation to the crimes committed in these locations.

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Fourth Regional School of Transitional Justice: Education for peace

tjc_otvaranjeOn October 16th the Fourth Regional School of Transitional Justice (the School) opened in the Library of the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC). Those attending the School were welcomed by Mr. Jean-Daniel Ruch, the Swiss Ambassador to Serbia, Almin Škrijelj, Director of the Pravnik (Lawyer) Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Marijana Toma, Deputy Executive Director of the HLC.

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