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Ethnic Cleansing and War Crimes, 1991–1995
Ethnic Cleansing and War Crimes, 1991–1995

Author(s): Marie-Janine Calic
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

Summary/Abstract: Abstract: During the Yugoslav Wars of succession as many as three million people were displaced in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina by "ethnic cleansing" – a systematic policy of forced population transfer, based on the identification of target groups by ethnic, national, and religious characteristics. In some cases, "ethnic cleansing" was aimed at the physical destruction of an ethnic community (for instance, in Srebrenica), and yet, "ethnic cleansing" does not constitute in and of itself a genocidal act. Until today, causes and interpretations of "ethnic cleansing", as well as the total number of victims remain highly controversial and politically charged.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 70-106
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English