Autonomous Women’s Center, Women in Black and Youth Initiative for Human Rights (Serbia) are announcing a call for feminist experts who, together with representatives of organizations, will develop an educational program on the problem of sexual violence in war, as well as for an expert who will adapt the developed program for performance with young people. The closing date for submitting Expressions of Interest is 31st of March 2021 5 p.m.
Today we mark the 28th anniversary of the crime in Strpci, when members of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) took out and killed 20 passengers, non-Serb civilians, at a train station in Strpci (BiH) from a train running on the Belgrade-Bar route.Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Serbia (YIHR Serbia) and Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Montenegro (YIHR CG) recall the responsibility of state institutions of Serbia and Montenegro for this planned war crime against the citizens of FRY and demand that full responsibility be established – not only of the perpetrators but also of the originators of this crime, as well as to speed up investigations and court proceedings in both countries. Also, the families of victims in Serbia continue to be discriminated in terms of the status of civilian victims of war, while in Montenegro no one but Nebojša Ranisavljević has been prosecuted.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the crimes against civilians on the Nis Express bus in Livadice near Podujevo, when 12 Serb civilians were killed and 10 others wounded.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights demands that the Ministry of Defence as soon as possible publicise the employment status at the Serbian Army of Rajko Kozlina, convicted for a war crime in the village of Trnje (Kosovo) and – in the event that Kozlina still holds the rank of non-commissioned officer – immediately strip him of the rank pursuant to Article 185 of the Serbian Army Act.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights has launched the website warinserbia.rs (ratusrbiji.rs) – a platform which compiles crucial information about war crimes and other grave human rights breaches that transpired on the territory of Serbia between 1991 to 2000.