GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: Unit II. Bosnia 6 of 6

Now What Do You Think?
 


Now that you’ve completed this unit, how would you answer these questions?

  • When crimes against humanity are carried out by several ethnic groups acting against each other, how should other countries respond?
  • Is failing to prevent genocide the same as committing genocide?
  • Since courts normally act after gross violations of rights have occurred, should more emphasis be placed on forceful intervention rather than litigation?
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Bosnia: Genocide by Proxy?


1995 Congressional Hearings: Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina
The History Place: Genocide in the 20th Century — Bosnia-Herzegovina
Map of Europe 1991

BBC News: Timeline: Siege of Srebrenica. June 9, 2005.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 78 U.N.T.S. 277, entered into force Jan. 12, 1951.
Frontline/World Rough Cut: Dark Shadows. 2005.
Hawton, Nick, June 1, 2007. Net tightens on fugitive Mladic. BBC News.
International Court of Justice: How the Court Works.
International Court of Justice: Press Release, February 26, 2007.
International Court of Justice: Summary of the Judgment of 11 July 1996.
State Department: Background Notes: Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2007.

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