Home Institution

Smith College

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Program Name

Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans


This paper discusses my experiences while online interning with the Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo, an organization based out of Prishtina and works to support inclusive and victims-centered transitional justice in Kosovo. I worked primarily on two research projects, one on the Transitional Justice Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the other on the status of criminal complaints filed by the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade to the Serbian justice system related to war crimes committed in Kosovo. While the circumstances surrounding my online internship were not ideal due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my experience greatly enhanced my knowledge of the concepts I had gained over the course of the semester by giving me new practical understandings, and I learned valuable lessons about transitional justice and NGO work on the ground.


Eastern European Studies | European History | European Languages and Societies | Human Rights Law | Peace and Conflict Studies


Article Location