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Victims of crime and victims of war- international and national contexts, Annual conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia, Belgrade, 24-25 November 2011


It is our pleasure to invite you to the Second Annual Conference of the
Victimology Society of Serbia Victims of crime and victims of war:
international and national contexts, which will be held in the Palace Hotel in
Belgradeon 24th and 25th November 2011.

The Conference aims to bring together experts and researchers who are dealing
with problems of crime and war victims, both theoretically and practically,
from the perspective of different disciplines, and to enable constructive
discussion, comprehensive exchange and connection of various experiences and
knowledge. Experiences and problems of crime and war victims as well as social
responses to them will be considered both separately and in their mutual
coherence and similarities. Particular attention will be put on considering
problems of victims in the context of the latest EU and the Council of Europe
packages of measures, UN Resolution 1325 as well as in connection to the
obligations of Serbia in regard to determining the facts about war crimes and
facing the past.

This years’ Conference will also have a preparatory character for the 14th
Symposium of the World Society of Victimology titled Justice for Victims, which
will be held in The Netherlands in 2012.

The conference work will be organized through:
• Plenary sessions
• Thematic sessions
• Workshops.

The key speakers at the plenary sessions will be:

* Prof. dr Marc Groenhuijsen, president of the World Society of
Victimology and director of the International Victimology Institute
INTERVICT, University of Tilburg (The Netherlands): Victims of crime and
war in the context of the newly EU and UN laws on victims

* Prof. dr Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic,professor of the Law faculty, Union
University in Belgrade ( Serbia ): Compensation of crime and war victims

* Prof. dr Liz Kelly,director of The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
(CWASU), London Metropolitan University (UK): Violence against women and
children in the national legislations of the EU member states: an overview of
the research results

* Prof. dr Geoffroy de la Grandmaison, professor at the Faculte des
Sciences de la Sante, Paris Ile de France Ouest (France): International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the forensic pathologist:
ethical considerations

* Snezana Savic,judge of the Belgrade Appellate Court: Protection of
victims of crime and war in the legal practice in Serbia

* Jasna Lazarevic,associated researcher at the Small Arms Survey, The
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (
Switzerland ): Armed violence: the burden for the society and the state


If you wish to participate at the conference, please complete the registration
form and send it with a proof of payment of the registration fee to the E-mail:
infovds@eunet.rs, the address of the Victimology Society of Serbia, Dositejeva
1a, Belgrade 11000, Serbia, or fax number: +381 11-3034 232.

If you want to present your paper at the conference, we invite you to submit an
abstract of the paper.

Please find attached the registration form, the call for submission of
abstracts and information regarding the registration fee and other charges.

For any additional information about the Conference, please contact Tamara
Kljajicon the telephone +381 11 3034 232 or via E-mail infovds@eunet.rs