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General Purposes

Humanitarian Law Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2015–December 31, 2016
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Serbia

About this grant

The overall program goal is to establish the conditions for dealing with the past in Serbia and the broader region in order to restore the rule of law and prevent future conflict. To this end, the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Center researches and documents war crimes and other human rights abuses stemming from the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. During the grant period, the grantee will finalize its work on creating a comprehensive register of human losses in the former Yugoslavia and strengthen its advocacy and educational programming. The grantee will use its extensive archive and documentation to develop advocacy and educational programming that will help to create a culture of democratic values and inclusion in Serbia and other countries of the Balkan region. During the past two years, the grantee continued its research on persons killed or missing in Kosovo, advocated for the establishment of a regional victims commission, assisted more than 200 victims to pursue reparations cases in Serbia, and organized three summer schools on transitional justice for more than 75 young people from across the Balkans.