PCRC works to advance human rights and transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and throughout the region via various multifaceted approaches. Our cutting-edge approaches to human rights and transitional justice- including our arts-based initiatives and youth education programs- complement more traditional transitional justice mechanisms and human rights initiatives in the region. Our work in this arena focuses on education, historical remembrance, historical analysis, and truth-seeking. PCRC’s goals of creating and implementing processes of remembrance and memorialization are done in cooperation with leading organizations in the field, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the International Commission for Missing Persons and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, amongst others.

On the Margins
Multimedia, educational program aimed at challenging negative stereotypes about BiH’s Roma community.
Working with ICTY: Multifaceted Approach to Historical Memory and Transitional Justice
After establishing itself as a leading peacebuilding organization in the Western Balkans, PCRC has maintained a close working relationship with the ICTY for over five years and is currently working in partnership with its Sarajevo Outreach Office. One of the primary goals of this partnership is to educate Balkan youth about the ICTY’s role in transitional justice in an interactive and accessible way.
The Cost of Post-Conflict Resolution Work for Practitioners
Participatory program for individuals working on the frontlines of post-conflict resolution and recovery after experiencing communal and individual trauma.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
During her engagement with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), PCRC’s Velma Šarić wrote more than 300 reports on the proceedings of the Hague Tribunal.
Dealing With the Past in Croatia
PCRC organized a visit to the memorial hospital in Vukovar, Croatia for thirty students from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a part of an international study trip that focuses on exposing them to specific global issues.
Migration, Integration and Youth Development
When participants from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Program visited Sarajevo, PCRC organized two panel sessions: one which focused on the work of the non-governmental sector in the area of interfaith cooperation, and another that focused on moral courage and its importance for reconciliation in post-conflict societies.
Justice & Human Rights Program
Each spring, PCRC cooperates with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) to coordinate their annual visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through this program, students gain knowledge about the historical, political and social components that have culminated in the fragile state of BiH today.
Creation of Sustainable Forms of Psychosocial Support to Victims of Disasters and Ethnic Conflicts
PCRC’s President Velma Šarić and Vice President Leslie Woodward traveled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to participate in an international symposium on the development of sustainable health-psychosocial support in emergency situations.
Learning About International Justice on the Ground
Each summer, PCRC cooperates with the New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs to coordinate the Bosnian leg of their annual visit to the former Yugoslavia. PCRC is responsible for arranging interviews, site visits, lectures, and conversations with representatives and organizations operating in Sarajevo, Bratunac, and Srebrenica.
Discover Bosnia
PCRC worked with Aegis Students, a subsidiary of Aegis Trust, an international student-based genocide prevention movement in organizing the ‘Discover Bosnia’ educational program.
State and Nation Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Atlantic Initiative (AI), in coordination with the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Political Science, the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) and Post-Conflict Research Center hosted the eight-week study-abroad program, “2010: State and Nation Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace
PCRC organized a seven-day study trip for 35 MA students from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. The trip focused on dealing with the past, transitional justice, and state-building in post conflict Bosnia.