Pre-election silence is determined by law so that citizens may cast their votes in peace. However, we cannot stand in silence and watch our political scene and election campaigns be marred and moulded by war criminals. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights wishes to warn and report about the participation of war criminals in public… View Article
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.
Youth activists from Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia who monitored the public prominence of war criminals in their countries over the past two years warned that convicted offenders are given respect and take an active part in political life.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights strongly condemns a new proposal of the Ministry of Public Administration for amending the Law on Decorations and Awards of the Republic of Croatia, envisaging the establishment of a new high state decoration named after Franjo Tuđman (Grand Order of the President of the Republic Franjo Tuđman with Sash and Morning Star).
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights strongly condemns the reactions of the President of Croatia, Prime Minister, Parliamentary Speaker and members of the Croatian Government and Croatian Parliament whose statements show clear and unambiguous solidarity with war criminals, deny their responsibility for war crimes and depreciate the facts established in the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.