KRCT organizes round table: “Delayed Justice – Denied Justice”
06.07.2017

 On June 19, the Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) organized a round table about “Delayed Justice – Denied Justice”, to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in support of survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosova. Among other participants, the former President of Kosovo, Ms. Atifete Jahjaga was present together with the United Kingdom Ambassador, Mr. Ruairi O’Connell, Ms. Igballe Rogova from KWN, representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and Ministry of Health, members of the Government Comission of the recognition and verification of the status of survivors of sexual violence during war in Kosovo, civil society organizations, and local and international partners of KRCT. 
            The purpose of this table was to increase awareness regarding the situation of survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosova, as well as to advocate for the institutions to better implement the law and functionalize the Government Commission of the recognition and verification of the status of survivors of sexual violence during war in Kosovo. 
        The main recommendations from this round table were: The new Government Institutions should continue their work on the final preparations in order to functionalize the Government Commission of the recognition and verification of the status of survivors of sexual violence during war in Kosovo, and to officially start with applications for the recognition of the status of survivors; to budget a suitable pension amount for survivors of sexual violence; to offer free health services and economic programs for survivors and to improve access to justice for survivors; for the Government to sue Serbia for all the crimes they did in Kosovo and to ask for compensation for damage done during the war; and to create standard procedures for actions that institutions must undertake during the investigation and documentation process of sexual violence during the war in Kosova. 
            A number of media were present during this round table and it was transmitted by many of them, including speaking live in four televisions and radios. 
            Immediately after this, on 26 June, on the UN International Day against Torture, KRCT sent to all relevant institutions and media the recommendations that got out of this round table. KRCT is also a KWN member.  

 
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