Consultations with the Local Community

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17.04.2010.


Center for International Relations

Introductory Speaker

Tanja Topić
Eugen Jakovčić
Nataša Kandić
Dženana Karup Druško



A Consultation with the Local Community on the Initiative for RECOM was organized by the Center for International Relations from Banja Luka, BiH. The Initiative supports the Creation of a Regional Commission Tasked with Establishing the Facts about All Victims of War Crimes and Other Serious Human Rights Violations Committed on the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia in the period from 1991-2001 (RECOM).

The Consultation was attended by 28 representatives of non-governmental organizations, social science college students from Banja Luka, two representatives of political parties, and two representatives of associations of former detention camp inmates from Banja Luka. Keynote speakers were: Tanja Topić (member of the Coordination Council of the Coalition for RECOM, BiH), Nataša Kandić (Humanitarian Law Center, Serbia), and Eugen Jakovčić (coordinator of the consultation process on the Initiative for RECOM in BiH). The discussion was moderated by Aleksandar Batez and Dženana Karup Druško (coordinators of the consultation process on the Initiative for RECOM in BiH). In their prime time information programs, Radio Television of Republika Srpska (RTRS) and Alternative TV (ATV) professionally reported on the event and aired comments made by Nataša Kandić and Tanja Topić. SRNA News Agency also professional reported on the consultation on their Internet news site.

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