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General Purposes

Humanitarian Law Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $140,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Montenegro, Serbia

About this grant

The overall program goal is to establish the conditions for dealing with the past in Serbia and the broader region. To this end, the Humanitarian Law Center researches and documents war crimes and other human rights abuses stemming from the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and the violent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Over the past two years, the center built an extensive archive of documentation; increased the archive’s accessibility to researchers, prosecutors, and decisionmakers; and helped to build a coalition of key stakeholders supporting a regional victims’ commission. The center also strengthened its governance by establishing a new board of directors. During the grant period, the center will support the coalition for a regional victims’ commission, research killed and missing persons in Kosovo, promote public awareness of war crimes through documentation and educational activities, and build the center’s organizational and programmatic capacities. The center is based in Belgrade, Serbia.