After a career as a Yugoslav diplomat Sonja Biserko became a human rights activist. During the Balkan wars of the 1990s she was one of the most influential anti-war voices in the region. In 1994 she became the President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of Serbia. She received worldwide recognition for her work and has received, among many other awards: the Weimar Award; the Eitinger Award of Oslo University; Honorary Citizenship of Sarajevo; Mother Tereza medal for humanitarian activities, She was nominated in 2005 for the Nobel Peace Prize under the nomination 1,000 Women. Her work is not limited to the Balkan region, but extends to other crisis areas. In 2013 was appointed a Member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations in North Korea. The Report was completed and published in 2014.