Humanity with a woman’s face in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Zilka Spahić-Šiljak   “Women are people too”, the feminists used to repeat persistently, hoping we wouldn’t have to bring this up in the 21st century. But, as soon as we thought we would no longer have to talk about it ever again, it turned out that one more international document...
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Collection of Texts: Transitional Justice And Reconciliation In Post-Yugoslav Countries

The voices of institutions, religious communities, activists, academics, culture and victims   The Collection of Texts comprises the addresses, discussions and commentaries of representatives of institutions, religious communities, non-governmental organizations, members of the...
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It is glorious to forget in the name of the motherland

Nationalism, according to Ernest Gellner, is a political principle, which requires a coincidence of political and ethnic boundaries. The nationalist narrative constructs the public memory of those facts that can legitimize this principle. Anything that questions the aforementioned...
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The reconciliation process primarily takes place through communication

My task is to define reconciliation and my entire talk will be about why I was not really able to do so. Therefore, what I would like to do is to take you through different ways of thinking about reconciliation. I hope that when we hear about the problems and the needs of the victims, this kind of...
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Critical Assessment of Human Rights: A Road Back to Nationalism

Lea David for RECOM   Should Serbia`s Prime Minister Vučić go to the Srebrenica 20th...Read more

The Culture of Remembrance and Critical Self-reflection

When we talk about the processes of dealing with the past, we must first distinguish between...Read more

A deliberative and participatory aspect of transitional justice

Scholars and analysts, by the nature of their trade, and driven by critical thinking, have focused...Read more

The need to confront the past

What does “confronting the past” mean? What do we want people to do when we say societies...Read more

Reconciliation and justice for victims as a universal value

In all conflicts of the modern era, when the armed conflict ends, there comes a realization that...Read more

On truth, facts, and (maybe) reconciliation

Reconciliation is a receding target, it would seem. In the first place, there is something...Read more