In fact, during the consultation phase to create a draft statute of the RECOM fact-finding body, the driving NGO forces of the campaign, particularly the Humanitarian Law Center, adopted a strategy that followed a state-centric logic, in order to gain support from governments and political leaders.
Next, after briefly introducing the RECOM Initiative and its difficulties, I describe the early grass-roots discussions of RECOM's mandate drawing on two local consultations in Knin, Croatia and Krusevac, Serbia.
The Origins and Initial Challenges of the RECOM Process
30) By May 2008, these organizations had gained enough momentum and launched the Coalition for RECOM Initiative in Pristina, Kosovo, with over 100 NGOs from the region.
Since the official constitutional meeting of the RECOM coalition in Pristina in 2008 the initiative has faced internal politicking and difficulties.
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