Documenta – Centre for dealing with the past, RECOM – Reconciliation Network and the Osijek Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights would like to invite you to the presentation of the preliminary results of the Human Losses 1991-1995 in Croatia research, focussing on the Osijek-Baranja County. The presentation will take the form of a webinar, to be held on Friday, 29th January 2021, from 11:00-12:30.
Research into human losses has been one of Documenta‘s long-term programmes, with a focus on documenting the fates of those who were killed or disappeared during the war. Its aim is to provide a factual basis for understanding the war in Croatia. The research consists of interviews conducted on the ground; collecting, analysing and comparing data from various sources – publicly available lists, monographs, bills of indictment and verdicts, various certificates, and other types of documentation. Research is conducted following a well-established methodology, in cooperation and dialogue with other documentation centres, organisations, institutions and witnesses, guided by the principles of impartiality and respect for the dignity of the victims. Determining the facts about those killed and missing is also the documental basis for our public championing of the creation of a comprehensive institutional framework for civilian war victims, a dialogue about the past, and strengthening the preconditions for building sustainable peace.
Having presented and partly published the data for the Western Slavonia and the Sisak-Moslavina County region, Documenta embarked on an analysis of the region of Eastern Slavonia. This Friday, we will present the preliminary results of the human cost of the war in the Osijek-Baranja County, its cities and municipalities, and discuss the challenges inherent in the research, the issues of data confidentiality and availability of sources, as well as the dimension of prosecuting war crimes. On the day of the presentation, the data will be made public on the Map of War Victims 1991-2001, and will also be available as a table.
Vesna Teršelić, director of Documenta
Nikola Mokrović, head of the Human losses programme
Veselinka Kastratović, legal advisor of the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek
Please use the following link to join the webinar:
Simultaneous translation into English will be provided.
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