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General Purposes

Humanitarian Law Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $155,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • 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. During the past two years, the center has built up its war crimes database and archive, represented victims in compensation lawsuits, published information about war crimes, and provided secretariat support and leadership to a growing coalition calling for a Balkan-wide victims’ commission. During the grant period, the grantee 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.