Spui25 on Location: Coming to a close. Trials and tribulations of the Yugoslavia war-crimes tribunal

31 mei 2016 tot 31 mei 2016
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The work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is coming to an end. Was the tribunal a success? And what was its influence in the region? We will discuss these and other questions on May 31st, 5 p.m. in Spui25 with three experts: Julian Borger (The Guardian, BBC), Vladimir Petrović (Institute for Contemporary history, Belgrade/Central European University, Budapest) and Iva Vukusic (Utrecht University). Location: OBA Theater.

Serbian president Slobodan Milošević was arrested and transferred to The Hague in 2001. Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was caught after more than a decade on the run. He was recently convicted to a sentence of 40 years for genocide. Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian-Serb military leader was extradited in 2011. He is the only high-level perpetrator still on trial. The end of the ICTY's mandate is expected to be in 2017. How should we evaluatie the Tribunal's work?

About the speakers

Julian Borger is the diplomatic editor for the British national daily newspaper The Guardian. He covered the Bosnian War for the BBCand The Guardian, and returned to the Balkans to report on the Kosovo conflict in 1999. Borger was part of The Guardian team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for its coverage of the Snowden files on mass surveillance. He recently published The Butcher's Trail, his reconstruction of the manhunt by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the perpetrators of the Balkan war crimes.

Vladimir Petrović is a senior researcher at Institute for Contemporary history in Belgrade and a visiting professor at the Central European University, Budapest. He was a postdoctoral researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, where he researched on intersection of history and law in the practice of historical expert witnessing.

Iva Vukusic is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University where she focuses on Serbia and Serb-controlled areas during the war of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia. Vukusic is a former journalist and editor and she spent the last eight years working in the field of human rights and war crimes prosecution.


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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum