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Balkan States ‘Must Back Truth Commission Now’

Balkan States ‘Must Back Truth Commission Now’

Campaigners for the RECOM reconciliation initiative said they had done all they could to promote a cross-regional truth committee and it was time for political leaders to act. Supporters of the RECOM initiative gathered for their ninth annual conference on transitional justice on Mount Jahorina...

Public debate on Transitional Justice hosted in Banja Luka

Public debate on Transitional Justice hosted in Banja Luka

On April 2, 2013, the Center for Democracy and Transitional Justice from Banja Luka hosted a debate on the “Accomplishments and challenges of transitional justice in post-Yugoslav countries”.  The aim was to start a public debate about the accomplishments so far and challenges ahead in the...

'Bosnian Book of the Dead' Published

'Bosnian Book of the Dead' Published

A Bosnian research group has issued a book with the names of around 96,000 victims of the 1990s conflict, intended to be the most accurate memorial yet published. “I think it is vital that we have, in one place, the names and identities of Bosnian citizens who were killed during the war,” said...

Artists and Academics to Help Reconciliation in Region

Artists and Academics to Help Reconciliation in Region

Bosnian and regional academics and artists have met in Sarajevo on Friday to discuss their role in the regional reconciliation following the 1990s wars.   Dino Mustafic, a Bosnian director, told BIRN it is time to create a “peace platform” in the region and honour each and every war victim.  ...

BIRN: Religious groups should support RECOM, experts say

BIRN: Religious groups should support RECOM, experts say

Religious institutions in the former Yugoslav countries should support RECOM initiative to establish the regional truth commission, a round table concluded. Speaking at the round table “Religion and Reconciliation”, which was held in Belgrade this week, experts and representatives of the...

BIRN: RECOM Initiative Picking up Pace

BIRN: RECOM Initiative Picking up Pace

A regional team of RECOM advocates has in the past six months managed to get significant international and domestic support for their initiative, claims a six-month report. Denis Dzidic BIRN Sarajevo From October last year to May this year, RECOM advocates have strived to promote the...

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