Lecture on crimes committed in Kosovo

The Hague
Lecture on crimes committed in Kosovo

On 19 February 2021, the Mechanism’s Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held an online lecture for students from Pristina and Belgrade on the ICTY trials regarding the crimes committed in Kosovo during 1998 and 1999. The lecture was held as part of the second cycle of Kosovo School, a series of educational and visiting programs for young people interested in politics, media, law, history and other social science. The lecture is supported by the Mechanism and was organised by the Heartefact Fund from Belgrade, Serbia.

In her lecture, MIP Coordinator Rada Pejić-Sremac provided an overview of the ICTY cases that dealt with crimes committed in Kosovo by the Serbian police, the Yugoslav army and the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Ms. Pejić-Sremac presented the ICTY’s judicial findings in these cases and a timeline of events that took place during this period. 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.

This lecture forms a 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 generously supported by the European Union and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.