Promoting Universal Jurisdiction while Evoking the Crimes Committed within the Former Yugoslavia


05/2024 – 04/2025 (12 months)

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Evoking the crimes committed within the Former Yugoslavia to advocate for universal jurisdiction and promote a European legacy of human rights and peace

NO-OBLIVION “Promoting Universal Jurisdiction while Evoking the Crimes Committed within the Former Yugoslavia” looks back at the conflicts of the former Yugoslavia to, through a victim-centric and jurisprudential lens, preserve the lessons learnt in the aftermath of these conflicts and ultimately safeguard an European legacy of respect for human rights, peace and the rule of law.

To this effect the project will deploy a holistic and intergenerational two-fold approach: by employing a comprehensive awareness-raising campaign directed at younger generations, and further expanded to the general public; and by setting up the groundwork for increasing the knowledge of justice professionals on Universal Jurisdiction and International Criminal Law.


  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Germany
  • Kosovo
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia


  • EACEA | European Commission (CERV-2023-CITIZENS-REM)


Promote greater intergenerational awareness of the atrocities committed in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Educate on the relevance of protecting democracy and fundamental rights by exploring the lessons learned from Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Lay the groundwork for enhancing the mechanism of universal jurisdiction and strengthen the knowledge of justice professionals and young graduates in international crimes.

Ensure the perpetuation of social justice and redress for the victims of the Yugoslavian conflicts and coming generations.

Promote the rule of law, human and fundamental rights towards more democratic societies devoid of extremism and authoritarianism.

Capacitate judges, prosecutors, and lawyers to act in an efficient and human-centric manner, especially when in contact with International Criminal Law and Universal Jurisdiction.

Expected outcomes

Integration, within the project, of young graduates and undergraduates from the fields of Law, Criminology, International Relations, History and Sociology to deliver new academic contributions related to the topic.

Host different events such as multigenerational talks, conferences, virtual exhibitions, livestream movie screenings and performing arts showcases.

Develop informative materials: an Academic Journal, a Case-Law Booklet and a guiding infographic for practitioners and academics.

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