Mitrovicë/a 27.04.2016: In cooperation with Community Building Mitrovica, Humanitarian Law Center-Kosovo organized workshop with the topic of transitional justice. In this activity participated young people from South and North Mitrovica. The workshop started with the movie ‘’The act of killing’’ that focuses on the perpetrators of the Indonesian killings of 1965-66 in the present, that offered to the participants an insight of the means of perception towards crimes on a society that denies or treats them as such.
Mr.Bekim Blakaj head of HLC-Kosovo gave a presentation regarding the last conflict that happened in Kosovo and informed the participants for different initiatives regarding data collection of the victims such as Kosovo Memory Book. Mr.Blakaj continued with the explanation of the transitional justice and its main pillars, as well as the process of the dealing with past. During the discussion it was agreed that the implementation of transitional justice mechanisms are crucial for the development of the societies that went through conflict.
The aim of this workshop was to raise awareness of the youth who are often misinformed by politicized version of history and promote the importance of transitional justice.