MIP holds lecture on crimes committed in Kosovo

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MIP holds lecture on crimes committed in Kosovo

On 9 August 2022, the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held a lecture in Prizren for a group of 20 young people on judicially-established facts relating to crimes committed in Kosovo during 1998 and 1999. The lecture was part of the Summer School for Transitional Justice organised by the Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo.

The participants of the Summer School included students in law, sociology and journalism, as well as civil society activists, and young professionals of different ethnicities from a number of Kosovo municipalities.

During the lecture, MIP researcher Mr. Nemanja Stjepanović provided an overview of the cases held before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) that dealt with crimes committed in Kosovo, including those committed by the Yugoslav Army and the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Mr. Stjepanović stressed the importance of the judicial findings made in these cases, as well as the Mechanism’s archival material, which includes witness testimonies, audio and video materials, documents and other exhibits that were admitted into evidence during the relevant trials before the ICTY.

Participants also had the opportunity to view videos produced by the MIP, which are based on the Mechanism’s archival material.

This lecture forms part of the MIP’s efforts to support projects and events organised by the civil society organisations from the former Yugoslavia active in the field of transitional justice.

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.