Mirko Klarin, a publicist, journalist and the founder of the news agency SENSE, has died at the age of 79.
Klarin made an immense contribution to the establishment of the Hague Tribunal, and in the UN documents on the establishment of the International Tribunal for War Crimes Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia, Mirko Klarin is mentioned as the central creator of that institution.
The Association of Genocide Victims and Witnesses underlined that Mirko Klarin will be remembered as a journalist with an inviolable sense of justice.
“On behalf of the victims from BiH, we offer our condolences to the family. Mirko will remain in our memories as a fighter for truth and justice,” it is stated in the statement.
Mirko Klarin was born in Trogir, Croatia. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. He was a professional journalist from 1966 (reporter, foreign correspondent, editor, foreign policy and editor-in-chief) of leading daily and weekly newspapers in the former Yugoslavia.
Before the last war events in the territory of the former Yugoslavia, he covered foreign affairs, mainly the Middle East conflict, and political events in Europe and political violence and terrorism.
In 1988, he founded the specialized media service SENSE, which he was the editor-in-chief, and which regularly followed the work of the ICTY and other international courts based in The Hague.