Zagreb, Croatia | | Thursday 4/2/2015 - 15:12 GMT
The Croatian government on Thursday backed a bill on compensating the victims of sexual violence committed during the country's independence war, which ended almost two decades ago.
"More than 20 years since the sexual violence was committed ... its victims, both men and women, will finally get the right to be treated with respect and the right for their suffering to be recognised," deputy minister for veterans Vesna Nad told a government session.
Director of the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) Mr Dražen Jakopec spoke of the mine situation on the territory of the Town of Petrinja and planned humanitarian demining operations in the current year at the press conference held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Small Town Hall in Petrinja.
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina | | Friday 3/6/2015 - 14:03 GMT
Two days of blizzards and strong winds in Bosnia and Croatia caused havoc along the Adriatic coast, leaving thousands of homes without power, disrupting traffic and killing a motorist, officials said Friday.
The motorist died near Zepce in northern Bosnia after crashing into a pile of rubble and mud swept onto the road by a landslide, police said.
Storms blacked out some 100 villages in central and southern Bosnia, where dozens of roads were closed off, rescue-workers said.
In Požega, on March 5, 2015, first meeting was held to introduce the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Croatia, Measure M05. „Restoring of agricultural production potential disrupted by natural disasters and catastrophic events, and an introduction of appropriate prevention activities, within which is the Sub-measure 5.2 that contains the Type of operation 5.2.2. Demining of agricultural land.
In January 2015, Serbia took over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), succeeding Switzerland. In addition to the urgency of the Ukrainian crisis, the issue of reconciliation and strengthening regional cooperation in the Western Balkans remains a current topic. More than 15 years after the end of the Yugoslav wars, many challenges remain. How far along is the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans? What is the outcome of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?
L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :
On 2 February 2015 the highest water levels were reached.
• In response to the flooding situation in Albania, four states provided assistance through the European Union Civil Protection (EUCP) mechanism. Austria, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovakia offered beds, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, kitchen sets, generators, rain boots/coats.
• The European Union Civil Protection (EUCP) team deployed on site is facilitating the coordination of incoming assistance and is supporting national authorities in assessing the situation.
Severe weather,including heavy snowfall, rains, winds, low temperatures and thunderstorms are affecting several countries of southern Europe.
Croatia: Power outages and traffic disruption due to heavy snowfall, ice and winds.
Albania: Heavy rains caused floods in several areas of southern Albania since 31 January. The situation is most critical in the south-western areas of the country (Fier and Vlore). At least 1,600 families have been affected and 17,000 ha of land have been flooded.
Serbia and Croatia must now focus their efforts on ensuring accountability for crimes against humanity and war crimes and reparation for victims at the national level, says Amnesty International today following the International Court of Justice ruling that neither Serbia nor Croatia had established the necessary intent on the part of the other to commit genocide during the conflict in 1990s.
Ukraine - Conflict
Intensive attacks in the eastern Ukraine, including the deadly attacks in Mariupol have caused 5,000 casualties since the beginning of the conflict. Humanitarian needs are also increasing; over 900,000 IDPs and 600,000 refugees to neighbouring countries, mainly to Russia have been reported.
Zagreb wants Serbia to prosecute individuals indicted for war crimes in Croatia in the 1990s, an issue that could turn into a key point for Belgrade's further European integration. Officials and experts say that calming tensions over the issue is in the vital interests of both nations.
Croatian Minister of Justice Orsat Miljenic told SETimes that Serbia must try senior army officers if it wants to "face the problem of war crimes."
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When the Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 20 years ago, on the heels of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia the previous year, the landscape of international criminal law was altered forever, members heard today as they reviewed developments.
New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
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Working environment The countries that comprise the western Balkans are still coping with the consequences of large-scale displacement caused by the conflicts in the region in the 1990s. In addition, persisting social and economic challenges continue to drive the movement of nationals within and from the region, primarily to the European Union.
On Friday, 14 November a ceremony was held in Lasinja to hand over a demining certificate for a project in Lasinja named „Forested area on the right side of Kupa river, East from Radovići settlement“. The ceremony took place in front of the Municipal hall Lasinja.
The project was jointly funded by Karlovac County and CROMAC. Karlovac county has spent 350.000kuna for that project. The ceremony was attended by Director of CROMAC, Mr. Dražen Jakopec, Karlovac County Prefect Mr. Ivan Vučić and Mayor of Lasinja Mr, Željko Prigorac, with their respective associates and team members.
On November 12, 2014, there was a panel ''Children in Mine Environment'' held in the premises of Darda elementary school. It was attended by ca. 200 first and second grade students.
BRUSSELS, 27 October 2014 - A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014.
On Saturday, 11. October CROMAC participated in educational activity named „Less weaponry –less tragedies“, which was held in Hrvatska Kostajnica as a part of „Kestenijada 2014“ event.
With a large number of visitors from all over Croatia as well as abroad, those present had the opportunity to see the demining devices and were informed of the Mine situation in Croatia.
The interested members of the public were shown current demining sites that are active with emphasis on Sisak Moslavina County.
On 13. October a visit to a demining project „Area of the Blinjski kut settlement and Gornje Komarevo“ took place.
With the realization of this demining project a total of 1,3Km 2 will be released back to use, which represents almost 15% of the MSA in the City of Sisak. The importance of this project is well illustrated by the fact that there was a Mine or an UXO found in each 2.875m2.