A special international tribunal would be able to prosecute senior officials for the crime of aggression during the Russian invasion of Ukraine and bring justice for victims, says international law professor Andrew Clapham.
Photographer Fabrice Dekoninck visited sites of massacres, torture, imprisonment and mass burials as part of his project to visually document people’s memories of suffering during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Novelist Lejla Kalamujic, whose writing has been shaped by her experience of siege and exile in the violent 1990s, says that the trauma suffered by Bosnian society during the war years still needs to be properly addressed.
Psychoanalyst Wiola Rebecka says her new book about sexual assault during wartime highlights how rape survivors in Kosovo felt afraid to tell anyone about what happened to them, prolonging the trauma that they suffered.
The Dutch advisor to Bosnia’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC, says the proceedings conducted against the state court president and chief prosecutor highlight the system’s reluctance to impose serious penalties.
This week, while Croatia celebrates its victory in 1995’s Operation Storm and Serbia mourns the victims, nationalists on both sides will be seeking to profit politically from one of the war’s most traumatic events, says sociologist Marijana Stojcic.
Robert McNeil was one of the first international experts deployed to gather evidence by examining the bodies of victims of the Srebrenica massacres, and memories of what he saw have haunted him ever since.
Sasa Ilic, whose recent award-winning novel addressed the enduring traumas caused by the Yugoslav conflicts, offers an alternative perspective to the nationalist narratives that still dominate Serbian society.