SREBRENICA IN BELGRADE
Audio visual presentation describing how the Srebrenica crimes were investigated, reconstructed and prosecuted at the ICTY, that constitute the permanent display of the SENSE Documentation Centre in Potočari, will be presented in Belgrade next week
The Humanitarian Law Center and SENSE – Center for Transitional Justice will host the opening of the Audio-Visual Presentation „The ICTY’s investigation, reconstruction and prosecution of crimes committed in Srebrenica in July 1995“, to be held in Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade on September 14th 2015, at 6 p.m.
The audio-visual presentation constitute the permanent display of the SENSE Documentation Centre, based within the Memorial Center in Potočari. It contains the most important parts of the judicial record of the events in Srebrenica from July 1995, and represents a particular kind of memorial to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.
Twenty years after the genocide in Srebrenica, the institutions and most of the public in Serbia still deny and relativize the crime. The reluctance to accept the facts and legal qualifications, which have been established before international and national courts, insult the victims again and hamper efforts to establish trust. The aim of the Presentation is to provide insight into the way in which the crimes, committed in and around Srebrenica in July, were investigated, reconstructed and prosecuted in trials before the ICTY.
The Presentation will be available to the public in Serbia every day from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m. until 19 September 2015. Panel discussion “Srebrenica – Culture of Remembrance” as a side event to the Presentation is to be held on the opening day 14 September 2015 at 11 a.m. in Media Center Belgrade
Panelists will be Dr. Soeren Keil, University of Kent and Dr. Dubravka Stojanović, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Screening of the documentary film Statement 710399, and debate is scheduled for 16 September 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Center for Cultural Decontamination. The participants in the debate will be Refik Hodžić, the author of the film and former spokesperson for the ICTY, Mirko Klarin, Director of SENSE – Center for Transitional Justice, Srđan Šušnica, a culturalist and activist from Banja Luka, Svetlana Lukić, a journalist and editor of the “Peščanik” portal and Vesna Rakić Vodinelić, a professor at the Law Faculty of Union University in Belgrade.
Among other things, the participants in the debate will discuss the moral, legal and historical heritage of the Srebrenica genocide in Serbia and societies in the region, the possibilities to create trust and joint memories on that atrocity and other crimes, and the significance of court-established facts in this process. The debate will be moderated by Sandra Orlović, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Law Center.
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