Last weekend, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Croatia jointly marked the anniversary of the crime against civilian population committed in the course of the Storm Operation in August of 1995.
Women in Black, Humanitarian Law Center and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights will attend a commemoration on this July 18 – as every year, together with the victims’ families at the Orlovača cemetery, where we will place a wreath with the writing “We remember the crimes in Orahovac”.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights commends constructive dialogue between the highest state officials of Croatia and Serbia, and particularly the announcement of talks about bilateral agreement on criminal prosecution and punishment of war crimes. In the upcoming period, YIHR will monitor the process of adoption of the agreement and, in order to support the dialogue as a whole, it will soon present the proposal of a public policy with defined open issues and solutions for them.
In the eve of the meeting of Croatian President Grabar Kitarović and Serbian President Vučić, Youth Initiative for Human Rights’ message is: “While our societies go towards cooperation, politicians are trying to halt that process.”