Two days ago, a trial judgment in the Ratko Mladić case was issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. Ratko Mladić, the former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of the laws and customs of war, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava vas poziva da tokom decembra 2017. godine budete deo “Moja inicijativa is coming” mesečnog programa obrazovanja za buduće aktiviste i aktivistkinje. Predavanja i debate u okviru programa pripremljeni su za 20 srednjoškolaca i studenata uzrasta od 16 do 23 godine, zainteresovanih za teme ratnog raspada Jugoslavije koje će biti analizirane kroz prizmu zaštite ljudskih prava i izgradnje demokratskih institucija.
The promotion of the new book written by the Hague convict and former Yugoslav People’s Army officer, Veselin Sljivancanin, which supposed to be held tonight at the Cultural Center of the municipality of Cukarica, was canceled, it was confirmed to us in the Center.
Youth Initiative for Human Rights most urgently demands from the President of the city municipality of Cukarica, Srdjan Kolaric, as well as from the councilors in the Assembly of this Belgrade municipality, to urge the cancellation of promotion of the book “For Service to the Homeland” by Veselin Sljivancanin at the Cultural Center “Cukarica”, scheduled for Friday, October 13th. We appeal to the entire democratic public in Serbia to speak up and proactively act in order to stop all glorification of war criminals.
Regarding the scandalous announcement made by the Minister Aleksandar Vulin, that the convicted war criminal Vladimir Lazarevic will be a lecturer at the Military Academy, Youth Initiative for Human Rights (the Initiative) requests the urgent dismissal of the Minister of Defense.
Following the declaration of the independence of Kosovo, relations in the region rapidly deteriorated focusing policy towards the next conflict. After uninspired negotiations between Belgrade and Prishtina, the independence of Kosovo ushered itself as the only viable alternative. Finally, the 2007 Ahtisaari Plan put a halt to the passivity to resolve the Kosovo issue anticipating the creation of an independent state of Kosovo.