Association for Social Research and Communications (UDIK) Western Balkans

Association for Social Research and Communications (UDIK) was founded in 2013. The organisation is especially concerned on the mapping monuments of the past war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The mapped monuments are collected in the Central register of monuments that represents the only database of monuments dedicated to the happenings in the past war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995). The central register of monuments contains more than 2,100 monuments.

UDIK helps post-Yugoslav societies to establish the rule of law and to accept the legacy of massive human rights violations in order to identify the criminal responsibility of perpetrators, to meet justice and prevent the repetition of such crimes. It is the affirmation of the value of an open civil society, with clearly defined priorities in terms of promotion and protection of human rights, as well as youth involvement in social and political processes through peace activism.

UDIK is active in demanding a confrontation with the region’s turbulent past, calling for justice, reconciliation and transparency, in order for the region to break from its violent, criminal past and move toward a culture of peace. To this end, UDIK is arranged various actions, including mass protests, memorials and peace education programmes, to promote their cause.

 

Last updated: January 2017