Natasa Kandic

BALAZS GARDI for TIME

COMMITTED: Kandic has received dozens of international awards for her work

I first met Natasa Kandic in Pristina, Kosovo, at the end of October 1999, during my first visit to the former Yugoslavia. At the time, President Slobodan Milosevic's regime was refusing to co-operate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, so I couldn't go to Belgrade. It was a complex and dangerous time there in Kosovo — just after the conflict and the arrival of the international forces. My office was collecting evidence about the crimes committed by all sides involved in the conflict. Access to witnesses — and their readiness to speak to us — was of paramount...

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