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Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Balkans

Edited by: Martina Fischer, Olivera Simic

ISBN13: 9781138851696
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Scholars and practitioners alike agree that somehow the past needs to be addressed in order to enable individuals and collectives to rebuild trust and relationships. However, they also continue to struggle with critical questions. When is the right moment to address the legacies of the past after violent conflict? How can societies address the past without deepening the pain that arises from memories related to the violence and crimes committed in war? How can cultures of remembrance be established that would include and acknowledges the victims of all sides involved in violent conflict? How can various actors deal constructively with different interpretations of facts and history?

Two decades after the wars, societies in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia – albeit to different degrees – are still facing the legacies of the wars of the 1990s on a daily basis. Reconciliation between and within these societies remains a formidable challenge, given that all three countries are still facing unresolved disputes either at a cross-border level or amongst parallel societies that persist at a local community level. This book engages scholars and practitioners from the regions of former Yugoslavia, as well as international experts, to reflect on the achievements and obstacles that characterise efforts to deal with the past. Drawing variously on empirical studies, theoretical discussions, and practical experience, their contributions offer invaluable insights into the complex relationship between transitional justice and conflict transformation.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction: Martina Fischer and Olivera Simić

PART I: WAR CRIMES PROSECUTION: POTENTIAL AND LIMITS
1. Janine Natalya Clark:The Successes and Shortcomings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
2. Klaus Hoffmann: The ICTY after 20 Years of Experience – Assessment from an Insider’s View
3. Tamara Banjeglav: Micro Legacy of the ICTY in Croatia – Case Study of Vukovar

PART II: COMPLEMENTING LEGAL JUSTICE: INITIATIVES FOR FACT-FINDING, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND REPARATION
4. Vesna Teršelić: The Campaign for REKOM - Giving a Name to the Victims and Raising Awareness for Dealing with the Past
5. Olivera Simić: Gendered Justice – The Struggle of Victims of Sexual War Crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina
6. Martina Fischer: Dealing with the Past as a Local, National and Regional Challenge: Interaction, Strength and Limitations of Different Actors

PART III: CHANCES AND OBSTACLES FOR POLITICAL RECONCILIATION: GESTURES FROM THE ‘TOP-LEVEL’?
7. Jelena Subotić: Political Memory as an Obstacle to Justice in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia- Herzegovina
8. Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović and Sanja Copić: Dealing with the Past by the State and Civil Society in Serbia: Assessment of the Achievements in the Past 20 Years
9. Will Bartlett: Significance of Economic Development in Creating Perspectives for Reconciliation

PART IV: CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVES FOR RELATIONSHIP- AND BRIDGE-BUILDING
10. Dinka Čorkalo Biruški and Dean Ajduković: Youth Perspectives of Social Reconstruction in Three Post-War Communities in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (confirmed, abstract delivered)
11. Ivana Franović and Nenad Vukosavljević: War Veterans in Constructive Processes of Dealing with the Past
12. Elissa Helms: Bosnian Women’s Activism Twenty Years after Gendered War Violence (abstract and bio delivered)

PART V: DEALING WITH WAR-RELATED IDENTITIES
13. Zala Volčič: Media as a Space for Creation of Ethnonational Identity
14. Miodrag Živanović: From the Construction of Discrimination to the Deconstruction
15. Briony Jones: Educating Citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Models, Claims and Experiences in Post War Education Reform