Debate on the matter of the Day of Missing Persons: The key to finding the missing persons is opening the archives, initiating proceedings against those who are responsible

The issue of missing persons is always one related to crimes committed during the war, and once you face those, you become accountable and the prosecution of those who committed the crimes begins. The issue of missing persons is one authorities avoid precisely due to the lack of will to have the perpetrators brought to justice, says Serbeze Haxhiaj, journalist for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) Kosovo during the debate about missing persons held by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights on occasion of International Day of the Disappeared on August 30.

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ERAC Condemns Statement of MP Kelmendi and Calls for Disciplinary Action Against him by the Assembly of Kosovo

ERAC calls upon the Assembly of Kosovo, of which Mr. Kelmendi is an elected Deputy and is bound by its Rules of Procedure, as well as on the Assembly Committee on Human Rights, Gender Equality, Missing Persons and Petitions, to consider this issue and to strongly condemn the public statements made by Mr. Kelmendi, as… View Article

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Symbolic action for marking the National Day of Missing Persons in Kosovo

Since the end of last war in Kosovo, 17 years from now, the fate of more than 1600 missing persons still remains unknown. The levitra dosage families of victims and Kosovar society are still facing the denial of their right to know the truth and find justice. Being consistent in demands for realizing the rights of families… View Article

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Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo and activists of the network My Initiative marked the International Day of Missing Persons

Thirteen years after the war in Kosovo, the fate of the 1770 missing persons remains unknown. Symbolism of the action organised today consisted of placing clocks with a question mark in Mother Teresa Square in Prishtina, symbolizing the concern about how long families have had to wait and are continuing to, in learning the fate… View Article

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Marking the National Day for Missing Persons

Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo (YIHR KS) and activists of My Initiative today marked the National Day for Missing Persons in Kosovo. The symbolism of today’s action, which was characterised by placing 1781 clothing hangers with each displaying a hanging question mark, shows the neglected fate of such a great number of people, even thirteen years after the war. Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo and its activists requested from relevant institutions to take responsibility and show commitment in resolving the fate of the missing, ensuring justice and restoring the dignity of the victims’ families.

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Removing the wall of the missing in Kosovo

Twelve years on after the war, wounds of crimes in Kosovo remain unhealed. Solidarity with families in their pain and in their search for justice for the victims is slowly descending. Generations that witnessed the horrors of war are unconsciously letting go of the past, while younger generations are looking towards future without taking their… View Article

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Ethnic discrimination of the missing in Kosovo

The wall containing the names of all missing people in Kosovo (referred on the missing list of the International Committee of the Red Cross and adopted by the Governmental Commission for Missing Persons) that was located on “Zahir Pajaziti” square in Prishtina by Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo and activists of My Initiative,… View Article

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YIHR and My Initiative demand revealing the fate of 1837 missing persons

Youth Initiative for Human Rights and My Initiative activists have marked August 30, the International Day of Missing Persons, by demanding revealing of the fate of 1837 missing persons since the last war in Kosovo. “Denial of the families rights to know the fate of their loved ones is continuity of violations of the fundamental… View Article

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YIHR’s and My Initiative’s Action for Missing Persons

Pristina, 27.04.2010 Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) and activists of My Initiative have marked the 27th of April, Missing Person’s day in Kosovo. Activities began with the deployment of a large number of white cubes covered with the question “Where are 1862 Missing Persons?” which have stood at the Mother Theresa Square in Pristina… View Article

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