Cover

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pp. 1-2

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 3-8

Contents

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pp. 9-10

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xvi

...I don’t remember where I was in July 1995, when I first heard of the genocide in Srebrenica. I have been trying to remember ever since I read Emir Suljagic´’s harrowing account of surviving Srebrenica, in which he asks all of his former friends to remember where they were while his family was being slaughtered and he ran for his life. But I don’t remember, and this fills me with a profound sense ...

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pp. xvii-xx

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

...He was good with children, the news stories said. He helped “cure” an autistic child through bioenergy. He gave excellent massages. He practiced an ancient Christian Orthodox method of “silencing,” a form of meditation. He had an attractive middle-aged mistress. He had a long white beard and long white hair. He was mysterious and spiritual and had a soothing manner about him. He ...

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1. The Politics of Hijacked Justice

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pp. 15-37

...Over the past twenty years, a global norm has emerged prescribing the appropriate way for states to deal with crimes of the past. This international norm presents a set of expectations for transitional governments to fulfill when facing a state’s criminal history. Crudely, it can be reduced to the statement that gross human rights abuses, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and...

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2. The Past is Not Yet Over

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pp. 38-82

...The experience of transitional justice in Serbia has been one of great disappointment for international justice promoters. Serbia was supposed to be the hard test case for transitional justice. It is the country where most of the alleged perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses in Europe since World War II originated. It is the country in whose name, and in the name of whose people, the Balkan wars ...

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3. The Truth is in Croatia's Favor

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pp. 83-121

...Croatia’s commitment to transitional justice has for many years been best described as one step forward, two steps back. The Croatian government has mostly cooperated selectively, reluctantly, and insufficiently with the Hague tribunal. The pressures coming from the ICTY but also from other international organizations and individual states have created deep divisions within the Croatian state...

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4. Who Lives in Your Neighborhood?

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pp. 122-165

...Bosnia is in many ways a perfect laboratory for studying the effectiveness, consequences, and potential of transitional justice to bring justice to victims and reconciliation to broken communities. It is the country that suffered more than any other in the Yugoslav conflict. Its population was decimated, its cities and villages ravaged. The war left a traumatic imprint on Bosnian society, which is ...

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Conclusion: Hijacked Justice Beyond the Balkans

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pp. 166-192

...Institutions of transitional justice have become ubiquitous over the past twenty years. Once considered arcane practices or exercises in victor’s justice, mechanisms of transitional justice have increasingly become institutionalized as appropriate ways for states to deal with legacies of past violence. From truth commissions in South Africa to international trials at The Hague, from the hybrid court in Sierra ...

Index

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pp. 193-202