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Professor Vojin Dimitrijević
Professor Vojin Dimitrijević, Yugoslav Human Rights activist, Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, and Doctor of Laws honoris causa of the University of Kent, died in Belgrade on 5 October 2012 at the age of 81.
Vojin, a close friend since Kent hosted him at the conference Issues of Identity in Contemporary Yugoslavia in August 1992, was Director of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and a key figure in mobilising the forces of law against the violence of the regime of Slobodan Milošević.
In July 2002, Kent made Vojin, who had worked closely with Professor John Groom (Politics and International Relations) and Glenn Bowman (School of Anthropology and Conservation) and whose son and daughter-in-law carried out postgraduate research at the University, a Doctor of Civil Law.
Story published at 10:33am 10 October 2012