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Diane Orentlicher on How the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Has Impacted Bosnia and Serbia

Diane Orentlicher and Aryeh Neier

Since its creation in 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has amassed the most extensive record of any war crimes tribunal in history. While its contributions to international law and institutions have been widely analyzed, the tribunal has also had a profound impact in countries directly affected by its work.

Diane Orentlicher’s book Some Kind of Justice assesses the record of the ICTY, drawing on hundreds of interviews and highlighting the perspectives of Bosnian and Serbian citizens while drawing on a rich body of interdisciplinary research about the tribunal’s local impact. While most analyses of the ICTY have focused on its global impact (for example, its influential jurisprudence), Some Kind of Justice engages with the tribunal’s most important audience—the former Yugoslavia.

Orentlicher discussed the book at a recent event. She was joined by David Tolbert, the former president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, and Tea Sefer, a Bosnian American peace activist. Watch above, or listen to audio below.

Book Launch—Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia (May 31, 2018)

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