Citizens must know the content of the agreement on opening secret archives between Serbia and KosovoFiona
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia (YIHR Serbia) and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo (YIHR Kosovo) demand from the negotiating teams of Belgrade and Pristina to publish a document in Serbian and Albanian on the exchange and / or opening of secret archives as soon as possible. And above all, the families of the missing need to be informed about further steps in the search for missing persons.
Our two organizations demand that the Governments of Serbia and Kosovo, with the mediation of the EU, throw out a unique agreement made cooperation of all institutions in resolving the issue of missing persons from the last war in Kosovo, which would clearly regulate and harmonize national regulations in order to find and open various archives.
Such an agreement must have control mechanisms, which will be provided by the EU as a facilitator, as well as periodic implementation reports.Additionally, it is necessary for the Governments of Serbia and Kosovo to initiate changes in the Criminal Code, as well as in the laws on missing persons, so that enforced disappearance becomes a separate crime in accordance with the UN Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in order to speed up the finding of missing persons and prosecute those who hide information.