Rights of Internally Displaced Persons from Kosovo at the OSCE Human Dimension Conference
The Europe’s largest annual event dedicated to the issues of human rights and democracy (Human Dimension Implementation Meeting), organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is taking place in Warsaw from September 24 to October 5. This gathering is also a platform for discussions, making recommendations and good practice exchange among Member States, representatives of civil society and international organisations.
On September 25, Group 484 Executive Director Vladimir Petronijevic spoke about the issues of the rights protection of internally displaced persons from Kosovo in the working session Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments. On that occasion, he briefly introduced a document with conclusions and recommendations for improving the situation of internally displaced persons in Kosovo and in places of displacement in central Serbia. The document, which was handed out to the conference participants, is the result of the activities of a regional network of civil society organisations, which have for many years been engaged in the protection and development of human rights of forced migrants in the Western Balkans.
The joint document has been supported by the following organisations:
1) Balkan Centre for Migration and Humanitarian Activities (Serbia)
2) Centre for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights (Croatia)
3) Centre for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance (Croatia)
4) Humanitarian Centre for Integration and Tolerance (Serbia)
5) Group 484 (Serbia)
6) Initiative for Development and Cooperation (Serbia)
7) Legal Centre (Montenegro)
8) Praxis (Serbia)
9) Serbian Democratic Forum (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
10) Your Rights BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)