“Peace cannot be reached without addressing war crimes”

Former Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga said that peace between Kosovo and Serbia cannot be reached without addressing the crimes that were committed during the war.

“Around 20,000 women and men were targets of violence during the war and the perpetrators are unfortunately still at large. The main request of the survivors is justice. It is our moral obligation to provide a more dignifying life to the victims of violence,” Jahjaga said after the screening of a documentary “Prosecutors” on the occasion of the International Day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict.

The event was organized by UN Women in Kosovo and the U.S. Embassy.