MIP holds lecture on crimes committed in Kosovo for young journalists from Belgrade and Pristina
On 17 May, the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held an online lecture for young journalists from Pristina and Belgrade regarding judicially-established facts concerning crimes committed in Kosovo during the conflicts of the 1990s. The lecture was part of the third cycle of Kosovo School, a series of educational and visiting programs organised by the Heartefact Fund from Belgrade for young people interested in politics, media, law, history and other social sciences.
During the lecture, MIP researcher Mr. Nemanja Stjepanović provided an overview of the cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) that dealt with the crimes committed in Kosovo by the Serbian police, the Yugoslav army and the Kosovo Liberation Army.
Mr. Stjepanović presented the ICTY’s judicial findings in these cases, as well as a timeline of relevant events that took place in 1998 and 1999. Participants also had the opportunity to view videos of selected testimonies of survivors of crimes who testified before the ICTY, and to hear their accounts of the events.
The lecture formed part of the MIP’s efforts to support projects and events organised by civil society organisations that are active in the field of transitional justice in the region of the former Yugoslavia.
The aim of the MIP is to improve the knowledge and understanding of citizens and communities in the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the crimes committed during the conflicts of the 1990s, based on ICTY and Mechanism cases. The MIP is funded by the European Union and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.