As talks of a final deal between Kosovo and Serbia grow more frequent, Bekim Blakaj of the Kosovo Humanitarian Law Center implores both sides to consider meaningful reconciliation.
Despite slow progress, Kosovo has taken initiative to address atrocities committed during the war. Now the country must focus its efforts on RECOM, education reform, and missing persons.
President Hashim Thaci’s initiative for a Kosovo Truth and Reconciliation Commission continues, with a team established to prepare its legal and technical infrastructure.
War criminals are not our heroes. Let the ICTY judgements serve as a reminder of the horrors of the ‘90s, and let us remember the victims rather than glorify the killers.
With the rise of right-wing movements in Europe and worldwide, we need a monument to remind us what was at stake during WWII.