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It has happened: War in Serbia

June 10, 2020 1:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After the web portal War in Serbia was launched, nationalists, lead by Milošević successor, Ivica Dačić, joined by the longest propaganda machine of the Greater Serbia, daily Večernje Novosti, have aggressively attacked the Youth Initiative for Human Rights.

May 2nd Should Be Declared Civilian Victims of War Memorial Day

May 2, 2020 1:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of civilians’ suffering on the territory of Western Slavonia and in Zagreb, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Croatia and Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia are commemorating civilian victims of war killed during that time aiming to contribute to the process of reconciliation in our society and to the change of a dominant narrative currently centred around military feats, while victims are completely neglected.

Anniversary of the Crime in Podujevo: Forgetting the Victims Does Not Lead to Reconciliation

March 28, 2020 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

More than twenty years after the crime in Podujevo, instead of opening a space where the testimonies of the crime and voices of victims’ families will be heard, the government’s approach to the crimes committed by the Serbian police and military forces in Kosovo is still reflected in permanent glorification of war criminals such as Nebojša Pavković, Vladimir Lazarević and Nikola Šainović.

WE REMEMBER: Štrpci 1993-2020

February 26, 2020 1:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, it will be 27 years since the crime in Štrpci (Bosnia and Herzegovina), in which members of the Army of the Republic of Srpska (VRS) kidnapped and killed 20 non-Serb civilians, passengers on a train travelling from Belgrade to Bar. The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC), Women in Black, Sandžak Committee for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms and Youth Initiative for Human Rights recall the public’s attention to the fact that victims’ families have been waiting for judicial justice in Serbia, and the recognition of their status as family members of civilian victims of war, for 27 years now. For 27 years the public has been waiting for the recognition, accountability and memorialisation of victims by the institutions of Serbia.

The Ministry for Interior Affairs must ban genocide-denial in the New Belgrade municipal building

February 20, 2020 1:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Humanitarian Law Center, Women in Black and Forum ZFD Western Balkans would like to inform the public, as well as the Ministry for Interior Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, that the book promotion of convicted war criminal Vojislav Šešelj will be taking place tonight at 18h on February 2nd within the New Belgrade municipal building. The promotion of the book titled „Srebrenica was not a genocide“ is organized by the Serbian Radical Party (SRS).

YIHR Marks Anniversary of Srdjan Aleksić’s Death

January 27, 2020 1:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights, together with Civic Action Pančevo and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (NDNV), put wreaths at the passage and memorial named after Srdjan Aleksić, to mark the 27th anniversary of death of the man who is still one of the well-known examples of humanity in the wars in former Yugoslavia.

Workshop on Secret Mass Graves in Serbia

December 23, 2019 1:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) organized a two-day workshop for young journalists, activists and politicians from the PYN Network in Belgrade on December 21-22 2019. The workshop titled “Secret Mass Graves in Serbia” is part of the programme “Truth and Reconciliation in Serbia”.