News archive 2014

  • 'Tremendously interesting' report on War Reparations and Litigation in Bosnia in ENG and BOS.

    31 December 2014

    Check out our new report on War Reparations and Litigation in Bosnia (60 pages),
    available also in hard copy! See our Bosnia > reports pages to read the report in Bosnian.

    war reparations and litigation: the case of bosnia

  • Welcome on board!

    31 December 2014

    The Nuhanovic Foundation welcomes Maria Laura Ferioli -  PhD candidate in a joint doctorate between the University of Bologna and the University of Amsterdam - as new Head of Communications.

    A warm welcome goes also to Justin O' Shaughnessy (Ireland), Annelieke van de Wiel (Netherlands), Pepijn van der Vegt (Netherlands) and Tosca Urbanus (Netherlands) as invaluable assistants in all our projects.

    Finally, the Nuhanovic Foundation is pleased to work in close cooperation with the new interns at the War Reparations Centre of the University of Amsterdam: Floor De Joncheere (Netherlands), Pien Klieverik (Netherlands) and Brendan O'Niell (U.K).

    Pictures and bios coming soon!

  • Nuhanovic Foundation supports NGO TRIAL in Bosnia cases on behalf of missing persons from the Bosnian war 1992-1995

    4 September 2014

    Following the NF's Bosnia Round Table in April this year the Foundation has signed a contract to support the Bosnian office of the NGO TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) in pursuing justice for the families of missing persons from the Bosnian war of 1992-95. TRIAL has brought numerous cases before the UN’s Human Rights Committee and before the European Court of Human Rights. 

  • Latest Developments in the case against Surinamese President Desi Bouterse

    4 September 2014

    The Nuhanovic Foundation is supporting families of the victims of the 'December Murders' committed in 1982 in Suriname in bringing a case before the Organization of American States. Among those accused of the murders is Suriname’s current president, Desi Bouterse. Surinamese lawyer and PhD candidate Gaetano Best is representing the families. Efforts to prosecute the accused in Suriname have stalled: an amnesty law introduced in 2012 (two years after Bouterse became president) allowed Suriname’s military court to suspend proceedings pending confirmation of the validity of the new law by the country’s Constitutional Court. However the Constitutional Court of Suriname has not yet been established. Via this link you can read today’s interview with the victims’ lawyer, published by the Dutch language newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

  • Dutch court's verdict in Srebrenica case

    15 July 2014

    In the case on behalf of the Mothers of Srebrenica against the Dutch State, the Dutch District Court of The Hague today concluded that the Netherlands is liable for the loss suffered by the relatives of male refugees who were deported from the Dutchbat compound in Potočari on the afternoon of 13 July 1995 and subsequently killed by the Bosnian Serbs.

  • NF Director Interview with CORDAID

    23 June 2014

    Criminologist and NF director Frederiek de Vlaming talks to Cordaid about the essential role that reparations play in re-establishing social cohesion and functioning democratic institutions after conflict. The right of reparations in international law has growing implications for all warring parties, including for peacekeeping missions. Read the interview via this link: 

  • See our article on war reparations in Bosnia in: Narratives of Justice In and Out of the Courtroom: Former Yugoslavia and Beyond

    31 March 2014

    Just out: 'Narratives of Justice In and Out of the Courtroom: Former Yugoslavia and Beyond' by Dubravka Žarkov and Marlies Glasius, eds.Springer Series in Transitional Justice:          

    Chapters relevant to the war in the former Yugoslavia include:
    Vladimir Petrovi´; A Crack in the Wall of Denial: The Scorpions Video in and out of the Courtroom'
    Eric Gordy; Tracing Dialogue on the Legacy of War Crimes in Serbia
    Erna Rijsdijk; Forever Connected’: State Narratives and the Dutch Memory of Srebrenic
    Jasmina Husanovia; Resisting the Culture of Trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Emancipatory Lessons for/in Cultural and Knowledge Production
    Frederiek de Vlaming and Kate Clark; War Reparations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Individual Stories and Collective Interests.

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  • Prof. Liesbeth Zegveld wins Amsterdam Bar Association Prize for 2014

    19 March 2014

    March 20, 2014. This afternoon, Prof. Liesbeth Zegveld, founder of the Nuhanovic Foundation will receive the Amsterdam Bar Association’s annual Prize for outstanding service as an advocate. The prize is being awarded in recognition of her profound knowledge of her field, her innovative and unconventional approach, the persuasive force of her convictions and het perseverance in taking up cases for which others see no solution. In addition she is acknowledged for her groundbreaking work in establishing the responsibility of the State and of big organizations in respect of harm done in the relatively distant past, in former colonies and elsewhere.