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XV Forum for Transitional Justice in Post-Yugoslav Countries – Reconciliation Has No Alternative

RECOM, XV Forum for Transitional Justice, Zagreb

RECOM Reconciliation Network organizes XV Forum for transitional justice in post-Yugoslav countries. The Forum programme will be available online, via the ZOOM platform, by registering on LINK.





Zagreb, Hotel Academia, December 12, 2022 – December 14, 2022


Monday, December 12


14:00                           Arrival and accommodation


19:00                           The voice of the victim – testimonies before the ICTY (video)


20:00                           Joint dinner



Tuesday, December 13


9:00 – 9:20                 Opening words


Vesna Teršelič, Nataša Kandić



9:20 – 11:00                The wartime nineties from the youth perspective


Panelists: Anja Gvozdanović, Institute for Social Research Zagreb

Sofija Todorović, The Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia

Samir Beharić, member of the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network (TILN) of the German Marshall Fund

Marigona Shabiu, The Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo


Moderator: Branka Vierda, The Youth Initiative for Human Rights Croatia



11:00 – 11:30              Break



11:30 – 13:00              Criminal justice – prosecution of war crimes




Drita Hajdari, Prosecutor, Special Prosecutor’s Office of Kosovo, Head od War Crimes Department

Jasmina Dolmagić, Deputy Chief State Attorney, State Attorney Office of Croatia

Nedžad Smailagić, expert advisor for monitoring court proceedings, Rule of Law Department of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sead Spahović, Attorney, Serbia

Klaudio Čurin, Attorney, Croatia



Moderator: Tea Gorjanc Prelević,  Human Rights Action, Montenegro



13:00 – 14:30              Lunch



14:30 – 16:00              A strong artistic perspective in building a common remembrance culture




Olja Savičević Ivančević, writer and poet, Croatia

Ognjen Glavonić, film director, Serbia

Ognjen Spahić, writer, Montenegro

Adela Jušić, visual artist, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Moderator: Prof. Milena Dragičević Šešić, Ph.D., Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade



16:30 – 17:00              Break



17:00 – 18:30              Remembering the suffering of others and the different: how to create a common remembrance culture?




Prof. Siniša Malešević, Ph.D., University College, Dublin

Prof. Nerzuk Ćurak, Ph.D., Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo

Mišo Kapetanović, Ph.D., Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Rok Zupančič, Ph.D., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Naum Trajanovski, Assistant at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw


Moderator: Prof. Mila Dragojević, Ph.D., The Univresity of the South, USA



Wednesday, December 14



9:00 – 10:45               Processes of reconciliation and (un)successful political practices




Vildana Selimbegović, chief editor of the daily newspaper Oslobođenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boško Jakšić, journalist, Serbia

Veton Surroi, publicist, Kosovo

Marko Jelić, Ph.D., prefect of the Šibenik-Knin County


Moderator: Borna Sor, journalist, Croatia




10:45 – 11:00              Final remarks


Nataša Kandić, Vesna Teršelič


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