Serbian Paramilitaries and the Breakup of Yugoslavia./ Iva Vukušić
Jeudi 25 mai 2023
Campus de l’Université Paris Nanterre, bâtiment Max Weber, rdc. salle n°1
présentera, dans le cadre de l’Axe3 de l’ISP, son livre
Serbian Paramilitaries and the Breakup of Yugoslavia: Insights from Archives in The Hague, paru aux éditions Routledge.
The archives of trials conducted at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague hold a vast number of important documents, witness statements and other evidence, collected over 25 years of its operations. In that period it conducted dozens of trials, most notably against Ratko Mladić and Radovan Karadžić. This evidence material, largely accessible to the public in a comprehensive online database, is increasingly being used in research, most visibly in history. Vukušić’s recent book titled “Serbian Paramilitaries and the Breakup of Yugoslavia: State Connections and Patterns of Violence” (Routledge, 2022) draws on this material to provide the first comprehensive analysis of the emergence, nature, and function of these units in the 1990s. During this event, Vukušić will discuss her findings on state connections and patterns of violence against civilians, while reflecting also on how this evidence material can be used to understand how and why these units emerged, and what they did.