Dealing with past atrocities – The Kosovo Memory Book
On September 7 the Kosovo Memory book (Volume 1) was launched by our partner Humanitarian Law Center. The book , when fully completed, will document individual victims killed or disappeared in the armed conflict in Kosovo during 1998 – 2000. Hopefully the book with contribute o preventing political manipulation of the numbers of victims from the armed conflict, help Kosovo society to face and deal with the atrocities committed and contribute to the building of a collective memory.
The Kosovo Memory Book represents a unique database of documentation and the Director for the Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo, Bekim Blakaj, will during his visit describe the immense work that has taken place in collecting and researching documents whiles conducting more than 8,400 interviews with the victim’s family members. He will also present his views on why this is all so important for the Kosovo society.
Guest speaker: Bekim Blakaj, director of the Humanitarian Law Center
Moderating: Peter Mossop, Programme Officer for the Western Balkans at Civil Rights Defenders
Time: September 28, 9.00-10.00, coffee / tea and sandwiches served from 8.30
Location: Civil Rights Defenders premises, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm
The seminar will be held in English. Subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 26.
Tags: Bekim Blakaj and Humanitarian Law Center.