Round table on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the adoption of Redressing of Injustices Act

On Monday, 18 October 2021, the Study Centre for National Reconciliation and National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia held at the National Museum of Contemporary History a round table on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Redressing of Injustices Act.

In 2021, we mark not only the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence and 80th anniversary of the World War II in Slovenia, but also the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Redressing of Injustices Act. The work of the Commission of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the Implementation of the Redressing of Injustices Act can rightly be considered as one of the most visible achievements in the area of reconciliation and redressing of injustices. To date, the Commission has issued almost 36,000 decisions, which have resulted in compensation payments of around €127 million. Despite its achievements, its work also reflects the ambivalence in the Slovenian process of establishing transitional justice, because the missed first years, when the Commission's work was virtually paralysed, meant that many beneficiaries died before getting a chance to have their injustices redressed.

The Act and operation of the services responsible for its implementation were addressed at the round table by dr. Milko Mikola, the first head of the Sector for Redressing of Injustices and for National Reconciliation at the Ministry of Justice, dr. Jože Dežman, director of the National Museum of Contemporary History and a long-time member of the Commission of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the Implementation of the Redressing of Injustices Act, Rok Janez Šteblaj, acting director general of the Military Heritage Administration of the Republic of Slovenia and former head of the Sector for Redressing of Injustices and for Support to Victims of Crime. The keynote speaker was dr. Tomaž Ivešić, the director of the Study Centre for National Reconciliation. The round table was moderated by dr. Renato Podbersič, research associate at the Study Centre for National Reconciliation.

Video of the round table: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewfZUBOgxI 


 Dr. Tomaž Ivešić, the director of the Study Centre for National Reconciliation


Dr. Milko Mikola


Dr. Jože Dežman


Rok Janez Šteblaj


Dr. Renato Podbersič

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