Fighting Impunity and Restoring Dignity of Victims
We cooperate with the Kosovo office of Humanitarian Law Centre in documenting facts about the conflicts in the recent past. Our aim is to build a comprehensive record of the killed and missing during the 1998-1999 armed conflict and the period of revenge killings against non-Albanians and suspected collaborators with the Serbian authorities in Kosovo between June 1999 and the end of 2000.
This will result in the Kosovo Memory Book, which will help to restore victims’ dignity, contribute to the creation of a collective memory, and contribute to the fight against impunity. The documentation provides legal pre-conditions for dealing with the past. The data gathered is used as a basis for initiating judicial proceedings. In this respect we hope to be able to contribute to strengthening the rule of law in Kosovo.
Humanitarian Law Centre documents violations of humanitarian law committed during the armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, and provides legal aid and protection to victims of past human rights abuses before national courts and international bodies.