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The core objective of this Report is to facilitate discussions and political decision making about reparations for victims of international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) committed during the “Yugoslav wars,”
as they are defined in and covered by the mandate of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). This Report is the outcome of a project initiated by a request from the Office of the President of the ICTY to develop a set of concrete recommendations or suggestions on this issue.
To provide a starting point for discussions, this Report examines what a comprehensive reparations effort could look like and how it could be achieved given the current context. It is intended to support ongoing efforts by international organizations, civil society actors, victims’ associations, and a number of political actors to try and move this issue forward.
The Report was put together on the basis of broad consultations in the region, a comprehensive desk review and the experience of IOM in implementing large-scale reparations programs and working with authorities and civil society actors around the world on victims’ reparations efforts.