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Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Sonja Biserko (Serbia)

Founder and president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. Written extensively on the wars in the former Yugoslavia and war crimes including on the Srebrenica genocide, the fall of Vukovar, and accounts of the trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Vojislav Seselj. Founding member of a European movement in Yugoslavia and the Centre for Anti-War Action in the Belgrade Forum for International Relations. Senior fellow in the United States Institute of Peace.  In 1994 she received the Human Rights Award of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York. In 2005 was one of 1,000 women in the group 1,000 Women for Peace nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded the 2009 Human Rights Prize of the City of Weimar (Germany) jointly with Jestina Mukoko. In 2010 awarded the Human Rights Award of the University of Oslo. Holds a degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics.

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