The Regional War Crimes Project (RWC) announces the results of a public call for civil society organizations / NGOs submitting project proposals on the Public call.
All CSOs / NGOs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia were eligible to apply for the public call, with project proposals that were in line with the defined priority areas of the call.
The results of the RWC public call for civil society organizations are indicated in the ranking list and the list is available on the websites of UNDP offices in BiH, Montenegro and Serbia.
The RWC Project aims to strengthen the rule of law and effectively fight impunity for war crimes through supporting war crimes case processing, especially regional cooperation in that regard. The project builds on the Platform for Regional Cooperation on Processing War Crimes and the Search for Missing Persons, established among the Prosecution Offices (POs) and the institutions for the search of missing persons of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, which was facilitated by UNDP since 2015 under the initiation phase of the project. Overall, the RWC Project will contribute to maximizing societal impact of criminal proceedings and other transitional justice processes and to creating a conducive environment for reconciliation and sustaining peace in the region. It will do so through, i.a. enhancing cross-border support to victims and witnesses, facilitating regional dialogue among POs and between them and other relevant institutions including victims’ associations, as well as promoting transparent and data-based communication and public outreach on processing of war crimes cases.
Regional War Crimes Project (RWC) is funded by the United Kingdom Government and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).