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University of Sarajevo
Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law

 Contact data
StreetHalida Nazečića 4 
ZIP, City, State 71 - Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) 
Phone00 387 33 561 350 
Fax00 387 33 561 351 
 Contact person

LL.B. LL.M. Enis Omerović (Research Assistant)
 Employees in RTD
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Research Services (Consulting)     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» genocide
» crimes against humanity
» holocaust
» international criminal law
» international humanitarian law
» legal history
» research
» publishing
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
Focus of the Institute is genocide, crimes against humanity, and holocaust research, and publishing of these and related topics.

 Description of RTD activities
Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law from Sarajevo is a public scientific institution engaged in analysis of crimes against peace, crime of genocide, and other grave breaches of international law from the historical, legal, sociological, criminology, economic, demographic, psychological, political, cultural, medical, environmental, and other aspects of relevance for the complete research of crimes.
With this in mind, the Institute specially:
* defines the place and time of crime;
* defines the circumstances under which the crime was committed;
* defines categories, status and number of victims, forms of crimes and mode of commission of crime;
* tries, within the framework of its scientific capacities, to identify ideologists, organizers, inciters, aids and abettors, associates, order issuing authorities, and perpetrators;
* creates the records of destroyed or damaged cultural monuments, economic and other facilities and their approximate values of damage;
* collects, arranges and keeps the documentation on crimes;
* delivers the competent state authorities proposals with documentation for criminal prosecution;
* publicizes the study results along with the documentation, even in several languages, if needed.

The Institute particularly works on:
* conceptualization and preparation of scientific projects, serving as basis for the organization and execution of study of crimes against humanity and international law;
* permanent and continuous application of existing scientific methods and methods for collection of data during the research, and verifies its reliability in the process of acquiring knowledge, thus verifying its adequacy in relation to the subject of research, which clearly contributes to the function of development of methodology of studying crimes against humanity and international law;
* providing scientific and professional assistance to researchers in this field;
* establishing cooperation with the scientific and professional institutions in the country and abroad;
* publishing scientific papers;
* the organization of conferences, counseling, discussion, and lectures on some of the professional matters falling under the scope of work of the Institute and alike activities;
* participation at conferences, counseling, discussions, and lectures in the country and abroad;
* securing material resources for continued work, collection of data on crimes against humanity and international law, publishing, technical items and other needs of the Institute.

 Experiences in international Programmes
The cooperation was established with the renowned international institutions such as: Society for the Endangered Peoples - International, UN Commission for findings on the war crimes committed in the territory of former Yugoslavia, UN Commission for Human Rights, ICTY; Institute for the Study of Genocide, Document Center of the Jewish victims of Nazi Regime; Amnesty International, and other.

During the execution of so many projects, the Institute relied on national and international, renowned, experts, who often even without any financial compensation worked unselfishly and gave their full contribution to the implementation of projects, which fall under the scope of the activities carried out by the Institute. Among the numerous names, we would like to point some fighters for human rights: Prof. Dr. Eric Markusen, Prof. Dr. Norman Cigar, Roy Gutman, Tilman Zülch, and others.

As for the institutions, we have to point out the special cooperation between the Institute and two famous Universities in the United States of America: North Carolina at Charlotte and Rutgers in New Jersey.

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2008-11-06 / 2010-01-26