Nora S. Ahmetaj

Nora S. Ahmetaj

founded the Centre for Research, Documentation and Publication (CRDP) in 2010, and until 2016 served as its director. The Centre was established to seek transitional justice, reconciliation, and right to truth for victims and former adversaries of the Kosovo conflict. During the war in Kosovo, she conducted investigations of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the Humanitarian Law Centre. A longtime fellow of the Bosch Foundation Global Network, Ms. Ahmetaj has specialized throughout in human rights, peace and conflict transformation, and transitional justice. Prior to working at CRDP, she was a consultant to the European Commission, and worked for a variety of international human rights organizations. From 2010 to 2012, she was a member of the Regional Coordination Council of Coalitions for setting up the Regional Truth Commission (RECOM). In 2010, she was trained in an Advanced Learning Course for Professionals on Dealing with the Past in Switzerland. As an Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability fellow at Columbia University in the fall off 2015, Ms. Ahmetaj developed a project exploring conceptual and practical applications to the meaning of reconciliation. Throughout 2017, Ms. Ahmetaj was an O’Brien Fellow in Residence Program at McGill Law School’s Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism. Since May 2018, she is a senior member of the Preparatory Team for preparing the road map for the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Kosovo. From 1999-2000 Ms. Ahmetaj was trained in human rights and international relations at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2006 She earned an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies from the University of Tromsø, Norway. She is a contributor at Sbunker, Kosovo 2.0, Prishtina Insight and other Kosovar daily papers and international journals.
Ms. Ahmetaj conducted training courses on intercultural learning and dialogue, human rights and transitional justice for elementary and high school students, representatives of NGOs around Kosovo and from the region of the Western Balkans, and audited courses on Human Rights Reparations under Domestic & Int’l Law, Transitional Justice and Historical Dialogue at: Bournemouth University, Columbia University in the city of New York and McGill University- Law School.

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