The European Values Center for Security Policy, in cooperation with the Eurocentres Europe Direct Czech Republic, Eurodesk, the Association of Teachers of Civic Education and Social Sciences, z. s. and Grada Publishing House, organized a series of discussions by Vladimír Dzuro, Head of the Office of the United Nations Office for Internal Affairs and former investigator of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Veronika Krátka Špalková, analyst at the European Values Center for Security Policy.
What do the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the conflict in Ukraine have in common? Can parallels be found between past and present wars (including information wars)? What role do disinformation and media play in conflicts? Does it make sense to seek secular justice for perpetrators of war crimes? This year, 31 years have passed since the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia began. Since then, much of Europe has lived in relative peace until February 2022, when Russia attacked Ukraine in an unprecedented manner.
In discussions for high schools and the general public, participants could listen to the gripping story of Vladimír Dzuro, a former investigator of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who investigated war crimes committed on the territory of Croatia, complemented by current insights in the field of disinformation from Veronika Krátka Špalková.
The event was held under the auspices of the Czech EU Presidency. The media partner is Euroskop.