Online campaign “Dubrovnik 1991: targeting monuments”

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the shelling of Dubrovnik on 6 December 1991, as part of the programme of online campaigns marking the sites and dates of crimes committed during the post-yugoslav wars, SENSE – Center for Transitional Justice, in cooperation with partners, is broadcasting a short film Dubrovnik 1991 – Targeting monuments.

Video lays out the evidence about the destruction of the UNESCO-protected historical Old City , an attack on history and heritage of not only Croatia and the region but of the whole of humanity, as stated in the findings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

A five-day online campaign Dubrovnik 1991 has been launched on 4 December with the broadcast of a video chronicling how the ICTY investigated, reconstructed and prosecuted the planned destruction of cultural and historical monuments in the post-yugoslav wars in the 1990s. In the following days of the campaign, through December 8, three more videos will be broadcast, detailing  the testimonies and judgments from the ICTY Dubrovnik trials.

They will be followed by two online exhibitions of photographs by Pavo Urban, killed while recording the shelling of Dubrovnik on 6 December 1991, and of photographs documenting the consequences of that shelling, introduced as the prosecution evidence at the trials of Slobodan Milošević, Pavle Strugar and Miodrag Jokić.

The online campaign can be followed at the SENSE Facebook and YouTube channel, SENSE portal and on the social media of our partner organizations: Documenta (Zagreb), Youth Initiative for Human Rights (Belgrade),  Action for Human Rights (Podgorica), Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (Belgrade), Humanitarian Law Center (Belgrade), Centre for Civic Education (Podgorica), Center for Democracy and Transitional Justice (Banja Luka), Red History Museum (Dubrovnik), Association of the Victims of Torture (Sarajevo), History Museum of B&H (Sarajevo), Vojvodina Civic Centre (Novi Sad), Media Center (Sarajevo), Post-Conflict Research Center (Sarajevo), Memorial Center Srebrenica and Association for Social Research and Communication (Sarajevo).