Political and social contexts in which we operate – from the annual report for 2020
COVID-19 has managed to “infect” various areas. Democratic processes have, unfortunately, not remained immune.
We were taught about the Second World War in school, we watched films, read books. We expect there to be a consensus, at least about the basics. The Holocaust, the casualties of the Second World War, the reign of fascism and the horrors of destruction left in its wake are (mostly) not disputed. However, if we can agree on that, why can’t we commemorate this properly, by commemorating victims and the places where lives were taken?
Would you speak to your enemy? – published by FriEnt originally
What can Germany do better in the Western Balkans? Nenad Vukosavljević (Centre for Non-Violent Action) recommends: No border changes but people-to-people contacts & no tolerance of authoritarian tendencies
Political and social contexts in which we work: Not Great, Not Terrible (Bosnia and Hercegovina), And what have you got against Milo? (Montenegro), “Đuro will forgive you beating you up” (Croatia), Rendering our stories (Kosovo), Neither Here Nor There (North Macedonia), Who’s Next? (Serbia)
Despite the fact that the concept of transitional justice has widened (“evolved”), proof of its shortcomings has arisen through practice. In the Balkans, it was the original TJ concept that was implemented, relying solely on retributive justice mechanisms, in this case the International Criminal Tribunal and national war crimes proceedings.
From the Annual Report 2018: Political and social contexts in which we work: We’re not adapting to nobody, no way (about Bosnia and Herzegovina), Subjective experience (about Montenegro), Bearers of European Values (about Croatia), What have(n’t) we learned from our neighbours (about Kosovo), There is Tension (Again) (about Kosovo), At a Crossroad Again (about Macedonia), As the old saying goes, “The higher they climb the harder they fall” (about Serbia)
Has all of this happened already? (about Kosovo)
A Treacherous Clique – Press Release by the War Veterans Organisation (OVL) of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK) – Who’s to blame? (about Kosovo)
A Rubicon with hundreds of tributaries (about Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The stormy years are not over (we haven’t seen anything yet) (about Croatia)
To Have Your Cake and Eat It Too (about Serbia)
Çka tash? / What now? (about Macedonia)