Memorialization and the Role of Reparative Justice in the Balkans

Category: 
Seminar, Other, Panel, International and Public Affairs, Other, Law, Alumni, Faculty, Postdocs, Prospective Students, Public, Staff, Students, Trainees, Morningside
Event Location: 
International Affairs Building Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219
Date from: 
2016-11-10 18:00:00
Date to: 
2016-11-10 20:00:00
Please join us for panel discussion about the complexities and challenges of enacting reparative justice and memorialization initiatives in a region where ongoing battles over the historical interpretation of events remain a psychological continuation of these conflicts. While the carnage wrought by armies and militias may have ended in the region more than twenty years ago, the wars over human rights, history, memory, and commemoration continue to be waged in the fragile socio-political terrain of the Balkans. These issues are, in many ways, painful reminders that the conflicts are still ongoing, having shifted from a physical war with guns to a political war over memories. While much emphasis has been placed on the role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as the primary transitional justice mechanism for the region, many of these criminal prosecutions have not lived up to victims’ expectations.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Carly Jacksonby sending email to crj2116@columbia.edu or by calling 212 854 6217.
Contact Name: 
Carly Jackson
Contact Phone: 
212 854 6217
Event Contact Email: 
crj2116@columbia.edu