Victims of war and armed conflict (or their (legal) representatives) may apply for grants in order to obtain access to justice and realize the right to remedy and reparations.
The costs that can be covered by the Foundation’s grants are directly related to
- investigating and identifying ways and means to have proper access to justice and to acquire redress and reparations;
- investigation and (legal) representation in negotiations and administrative, civil or criminal litigation in so far as these activities are aimed at reparation, including restitution, compensation or other remedies such as apologies, rehabilitation and guarantees of non-repetition.
Litigation may take place before domestic, regional or international courts or tribunals. It must be on behalf of individual victims or groups of victims and may be against a body responsible for the humanitarian law violation or with the responsibility to afford redress, such as individuals, organizations, states, corporations or other entities.
Priority will be given to
- investigations and cases that are expected to establish important precedents and thus contribute to increasing access to justice for war victims and the development and strengthening of reparation laws and practices;
- cases where victims are not entitled financial assistance to cover costs related to legal aid, and
- cases that face suspension because of financial shortcomings.
The Nuhanovic Foundation will closely monitor, analyze and report on cases it supports in order to increase their impact.