We are ourselves transitional justice practitioners, and we believe deeply in the idea that an honest encounter with the past -- that is, an integrated approach to confronting a difficult prior period -- can make very positive contributions to a peaceful future in which citizens respect each other and participate in civic and political life.
We are part of the community we will be examining, which we do in the spirit of honest self-reflection. We are committed to helping to strengthen future initiatives of to truth, accountability, and collective memory in post-war Western Balkans by reflecting frankly on past initiatives and seeking to learn and apply lessons from them.
We collect, curate, analyse, and, in some cases, share, stories from persons who have directly been involved in transitional justice efforts in the region, including NGO workers, grassroots organizations, victims and veterans groups, donor agencies, political decision-makers, and other state entities. Using new tools and an innovative software platform of Memria, we will produce a unique and usable audio archive of narratives on initiatives to establish truth and accountability in post-war Western Balkans.
We are focused on capturing experiences of persons involved in national, regional and international initiatives of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia, countries where issues in relation to the wars of the 1990s and the complexities of dealing with the past were or are still contested.
We are also collecting additional materials. If you would like to send a key document/video? relevant to this project, feel free to send it to: TP@memria.org. We are also collecting a small number of oral histories.
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