It is a great pleasure for us to introduce the initiative of Dealing with the Past Principles, promoted by a group of practitioners and civil society organizations in the field.

In this joint initiative, we are trying to operationalise a holistic and long-term approach to transitional justice that aims at establishing a culture of accountability, the rule of law and reconciliation.

The Principles on Dealing with the Past is a civic initiative promoted by a group of practitioners and civil society organizations in the field of Dealing with the Past. The group embarked on a joint initiative to chart and endorse a set of principles that will inform and guide political and public actors on how to engage with victims, survivors, painful pasts and historical narratives. The initiative aims to prevent harmful discourse and actions related to the legacy of the conflict and will serve as a reference document to which anyone violating its principles should be held morally accountable.

Dealing with the Past Principles in the context of Kosovo are produced by The Nonformal Coalition for the Principles for Dealing with the Past that consists of 5 organizations and one expert: Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo, KRCT – Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, New Social Initiative – Nova društvena inicijativa, Integra, Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) and Nora Ahmetaj. For the past year, this group has been working closely together to create a document that will hopefully prevent harmful discourse and actions related to the legacy of the conflict.

To read the full document, please go to this link 👉 https://bit.ly/3oFkiOy 

To watch the premiere 👉 http://bit.ly/3pDnTy5 

The initiative is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo, the British Embassy in Kosovo and UNDP.

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