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Press conference in Belgrade, June 26, 2019

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IAN (International Aid Network) organized a press conference on June 26, the International Day for the Support of Victims of Torture.

Topic: „Torture as trauma of one person and of the whole society“


  • Jelena Lončarević, Program Manager on the project – Comprehensive rehabilitation and support to torture victims – how the project contributes to the prevention of torture;
  • Leonetta Pajer Head of operations I Delegation of EU to the Republic of Serbia– EU role in prevention of torture, 2019 Annual report on Serbia;
  • John Andrew Young, Senior Protection Officer, UNHCR Representation in Serbia– support to the most vulnerable among the people we care for;
  • Milan M. Marković, Head of UN Human Rights Team, Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia – UN in Serbia and support to victims of torture;
  • Svetlana Velimirovic, Deputy Commssioner, Serbian Commissariat for Refugee and Migrations RS – The importance of supporting mental health of people in transit;
  • Prof Dr Vladimir Jović, IAN expert – Trauma and torture, scope of treatment and rehabilitation;
  • Lazar Stefanović, Policy and advocacy adviser, Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia MDRI-S – Torture and inhuman treatment in institutions of social welfare;
  • Nikola Kovačević, lawyer for strategic litigation, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, IAN expert – Impunity and torture;
  • Katarina Golubović – President of YUCOM – Torture in the EU report – unfinished business;
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